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Alexander Rossiter CAUGHEY

Date of birth16 September 1889
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationClerk
AddressOronsay, Millicent Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, F Caughey, Millicent Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 17 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Legion d'Honneur (Chevalier)


Recommendation date: "August-September 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Re-embarked, 3 July 1916, from Melbourne on board HMAT AA33 'Ayrshire' with 5th Bn, 18th Reinforcement.

Medals: Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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