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Alexander Thomas McLEAN

Regimental number3166
Place of birthMaitland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressParkside, Llewellyn Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, G J McLean, Parkside, Llewellyn Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack by our troops he took forward two guns and successfully established them in the captured line, thereby giving most valuable assistance to the infantry when it was much n eeded at a critical moment. He has frequently been called on to perform the duties of an officer, which he has carried out with courage, initiative, and resource, inspiring the greatest confidence, in those under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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