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Windeyer Alexander RALSTON

Date of birth23 November 1884
Other trainingBA, LLB, Diploma of Military Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarrister
AddressWentworth Road, Strathfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, A G Ralston, Wentworth Road, Strathfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Sydney University Scouts; 7 years in the Scottish Rifles; 2 years in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Discharge date3 October 1919
Family/military connectionsSecond Cousin: 7229 Pte Gavan Dickson CARMICHAEL, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 6 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 6 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 August 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 3 October 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 September 1971
Age at death86
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section A Grave 28), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RALSTON Windeyer Alexander

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