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Alexander Lowden WELCH

Regimental number1399
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStonemason
Address50 Ogilvy Street, Tayport, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, David Welch, 50 Ogilvy Street, Tayport, Scotland
Enlistment date5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Lowden spelt Louden
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of and reorganized two platoons after all the officers had become casualties. He was twice wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Military Medal

'During the operations at MONT ST. QUENTIN, N.E. of PERONNE, on 31st August 1918, his platoon officer being killed, this N.C.O. took charge and under him it did excellent work. He patrolled the trenches on a large front and kept everyone alert.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 November 1938
Place of burialManly Cemetery

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