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Alexander CHISHOLM

Date of birth8 December 1878
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBusiness manager
AddressChannon Street, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMrs A. Chisholm, Channon Street, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major


Unit: 2nd Light Horse
Promotion date: 2 September 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917).

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 23 December 1916

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 27 December 1916

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 17 June 1917

Brevet Major


Recommendation date: Unspecified

Unspecified


Recommendation date: August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

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

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