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Alan Stewart MURRAY

Regimental number7806
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSoldier
AddressKew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, A C Murray, 104 Wellington Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceSurvey Corps
Enlistment date30 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit nameSurvey Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number34/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 15 December 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 16 January 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 2 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Rolla A Survey Dep
FateReturned to Australia 2 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. For a prolonged period this warrant officer was engaged on surveying the area between the lines, repeatedly working under machine gun fire and sniping. In order not to attract attention he usually worked alone his plan table and instruments. Owing to his energy and coolness he has mapped a piece of country accurately, and his work has been most valuable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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