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Alexander McALPINE

Regimental number1936
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Gilbert McAlpine, 10 Beacon Street, Liverpool, North England
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Herleville on 18 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialProspect Hill Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 16), Gouy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Gilbert and Margaret McALPINE, 30 Denbigh Street, Liverpool, England

Military Medal

'During the attack at HERLEVILLE, East of AMINES, on 18th August, 1918, when the leading wave reached the objective this man was one of the first to enter the enemy trench. Under exceptionally heavy fire he sprang out into the open and bayoneted three enemy Machine Gunners in succession. During the mopping up he organised and led small parties of the men near him and cleaned up, the enemy shelters and bivouacs along the trench. Throughout the whole day this man carried out splendid work inspiring his comrades and rendering valuable assistance to his officers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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