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Albert Victor CHAN

Regimental number165
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address1 York Street,Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinElizabeth Chan, 1 York Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Lihons, 11 August 1918, in charge of a platoon on the right. When the objective was reached he found a defensive flank as the unit on his right had not got up. The enemy then counter attacked in front, and as his platoon was very weak he let them come into the trench, when each man threw his one remaining bomb, and then rushed in with the bayonet, completely surprising the enemy, and restoring the situation. He handled his men with fine judgment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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