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Alexander James SHACKELFORD

Regimental number131
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
Other NamesSHACKLEFORD
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSaw miller
AddressGlen Forbes, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Millicent Shackelford, Glen Forbes, Victoria
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 3 MG Btn
Promotion date: 2 July 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 3 MG Btn
Promotion date: 2 October 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

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 promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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