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Cyril ALEXANDER

Regimental number24390
Place of birthMulwala New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressYarrawonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, R Alexander Snr, Mulwala, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/91/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: "September-October 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For good and meritorious service as a Driver during operations in September and October, 1918. In many cases he has performed his duties of delivering ammunition to Battery positions under heavy shell fire, and on three occasions had his horse shot under him. Driver ALEXANDER has always showed an utter disregard of personal danger, and under all conditions has never failed to carry out his duty. His coolness under fire and devotion to duty has made him a valuable man to this unit. This man has at all times been most thorough in his work, thereby setting a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 May 1959
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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