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Aleck Edward BROCK

Regimental number781
Place of birthHamilton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressHamilton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Alexander Brock, Hamilton, South Australia
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of the 32nd Battalion near BELLICOURT between 29th September/1st October Private BROCK showed the greatest gallantry, courage and devotion to duty. Private BROCK was a Stretcher Bearer and throughout the whole operations his services were repeatedly availed of and were exceedingly valuable. He frequently had to dress wounded in the open and carried out of the line casualties through the heaviest machine gun and shell fire, disregarding his own life for the sake of his fellow comrades. His cheerfulness and devotion to duty was an inspiration to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death20 February 1982

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