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Alfred James MERRITT

Regimental number1078
Place of birthSt Lawrence Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFittr and turner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Walter W Merritt, Dairy Creek, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date10 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 4 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry on 5th July 1917, saving a Pilot of a burning aircraft.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 4313
Date: 30 May 1924

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