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Alexander BUTTERS

Regimental number3900
Place of birthLindenow, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A Butters, Orbost, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date12 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Medium Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (immediate)


Mention in Corps Routine Orders Number 89 Para 455 at 4 November 1917
Recommendation date: 23 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has performed excellent and meritorious service throughout the operations on the SOMME and during July, August and September 1918, being in charge of parties emplacing Mortars both prior to and during the attacks, and also assisting in maintaining the ammunition supply. He has displayed determination and courage throughout of high order, setting a splendid example to his men, and is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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