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Alexander Douglas CALVERT

Regimental number2360
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor engineer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Baird Calvert, Sunnyside, Grenier Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Motor Transport Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty which did much to maintain a good service of Motor Ambulance evacuation (Near Ypres on 20-23 September 1917.)'
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateDischarged 20 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near YPRES from 20th to 23rd September 1917, Driver CALVERT drove a motor ambulance from the A.D.S. to the CULVERT and BIRR Cross Roads, often under heavy shell fire and through barrages. His cheerful example in volunteering for extra work, and his personal disregard of danger did much to amintain a good service of Motor Ambulance evacuation between these two points.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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