Alfred Harold WOOLHOUSE

Regimental number1281
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address355 Montague Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J B Woolhouse, 355 Montague Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
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 Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 6 November 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the gun next to him had lost the whole detachment except one, and he himself had only one N.C.O. and one gunner left, he detailed the N.C.O. to take charge of the other gun, thus keeping both guns in action throughout the whole operation. This was done on his own initiative under very heavy shell fire when there was no other to control the fire of his battery. Throughout the day he displayed remarkable coolness and set a very fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date22 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 23 March 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOOLHOUSE Alfred Harold