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Alfred Joseph BESSELL-BROWNE

Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMerchant
AddressWandoo, West Swan, via Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs M M Bessell-Browne, Wandoo, West Swan, via Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military service37th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded a total of seven Mention in Despatches, promulgated as follows: (1) 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No., 12, 27 January 1916; (2) 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917 (3) 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918; (4) 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918; (5) 'London Gazette'No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919; (6) 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919; (7) 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890, 2 January 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103, 29 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 10 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Companion of the Bath


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

White Eagle (4th Class)


Recommendation date: 13 July 1919

Companion of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "Despatch No/ 19"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

The American Distinghished Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

CB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsMay also be listed and Alfred George, please check

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