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William Alex McINTOSH

Regimental number451
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W.M. McIntosh, Geelong Knitting Works, 5 Mercer Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash and coolness in an attack. He surrounded and captured an enemy strong post, taking 50 prisoners and two machine guns. He consolidated his position with great skill, and encouraged his men by his splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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