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Alfred Hampton CARR

Regimental number797
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGertrude Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Carr, Gertrude Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date21 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 29th September during operations in the vicinity of BELLICOURT this man kept up constant communication between his Section Headquarters and Company Headquarters, despite heavy machine gun and artillery fire. Owing to his splendid gallantry and initiative the Section Officer was always in touch with the Company Commander and thus used his four guns to the greatest advantage. When this man's services as a runner were no longer required, he volunteered to carry out wounded and worked unceasingly through heavy artillery fire, finally succeeding in carrying out the wounded. His courage and untiring energy ware worthy of highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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