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Alfred Thomas KERMODE

Regimental number2293
Place of birthGympie Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressGympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Mellor Kermode, Harkin Street, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on TOKIO RIDGE near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917, this man, who was a linesman, was conspicuous for the cheerful and gallant manner in which he went out under heavy shell fire and repaired lines between Battalion Headquarters and the Brigade Forward Station. It was largely owing to his efforts that communications were maintained successfully throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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