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Lionel Oscar McCRAE

Regimental number19
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway employee
Address15 Wells Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McCrae, 15 Wells Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade 4, Ammunition Reserve
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/110/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 22 June 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)see other, page 358
Medals

Military Medal

'These men [McCRAE, 1330 J.B. SKELTON, 251 A. JACKSON] besides carrying messages, each made several journeys up to the enemy's wire, endeavouring to locate points where our troops had entered. The information that they brought back was of considerable value when the situation was still obscure. Private McCRAE at night guided a party of stretcher bearers out to the enemy's wire. This party brought in 50 wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsWar service: enlisted, 12 August 1914, and embarked as Private, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit), A Company, from Sydney on board HMAT 'Berrima', 19 August 1914. Returned to Australia, and enlisted in the AIF, 12 March 1915.

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