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Gordon WALLACE

Regimental number1147
Date of birth20 September 1894
Place of birthWest Melbourne, Victoria
True NameWALLACE, Gordon Murray
Other NamesGordon Murray
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address80 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Next of kinJohn Morton Wallace, 80 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leaving cover with a Sergeant, under very heavy shell fire, and extinguishing two large ammunition dumps which were burning and exploding close to his battery. This gallant and timely action furnished a most inspiring example to the men of the battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLACE Gordon

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