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Arthur Malvern ALLISON

Regimental number2121
Place of birthForbes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressFerry Street, Forbes, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clara Allison, Ferry Street, Forbes, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company was subjected to very heavy shell fire and their trench was blown to pieces, he worked continuously for ten hours digging out men who had been buried and attending to the wounded under the heaviest fire. Later, in an attack, he showed the greatest courage and determination in leading his platoon to the objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 January 1953
Age at death60
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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