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Malcolm Dines McDOUGALL

Regimental number365
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMalcolm W. McDougall, Warwick, Queensland
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


* Refers 14 July 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Military Cross*

Recommendation date: 4 August 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 14th July 1918. In command of Mussalebeh Post, with a garrison of only 79 men. The post was shelled by 6 batteries for half an hour before being heavily attacked. Though the enemy penetrated part of the trench, he was promptly ejected. When day broke Gaptain McDougall employed part of his command to bring fire on Abu Tellul, thus supporting the counter attack by another cavalry regiment. He handled his command with coolness and sound judgment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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

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