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Alan Bennison BLACK

Regimental number885
Place of birthCranburn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCow Cowing via Conelocking, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWilliam Black, Cow Cowing via Conelocking, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (crossed through)


Recommendation date: "12 Septmeber 1916"

Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He reorganized the left of the line, and led them in to the enemy's trench. He showed marked skill with his machine guns, and later repaired and brought into action an enemy gun. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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