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Alexander Henderson WALLACE

Place of birthWandiligong Victoria
AddressWandiligong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs E Richards, Wandiligong, Victoria
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership of a company during operations west of Bellenglise, on 18th-19th September 1918. Under intense machine gun fire he led his company forward, and got them up the bare close of the ridge in front, where they finally established themselves, thereby greatly adding to the success of a further operation carried out later in the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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