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Alfred PARR

Regimental number2059
Place of birthBeeston, Nottinghamshire, England
SchoolEmanuel Boys School under the Loughbrough Education Committee, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
AddressG P O, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinElizabeth Newbon, 72 Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 10 May 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingSt Quentin, France
Date of death1 October 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialProspect Hill Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 16), Gouy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Elizabeth NEWBON, 72 Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, England

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During our attack the services rendered by the N.C.O. were most valuable; he kept his platoon well in hand, and afforded every information to his company officer as to the needs of the situation. He led an attack on and captured an enemy machine gun that was causing casualties, and near the final objective with a bombing party he captured another machine gun and two officers and fifty men. He showed great courage throughout, and set a fine example to his men.'.
Source: DCM
Date: 4 February 1919

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