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Alexander CHISHOLM

Date of birth8 December 1878
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


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).


Recommendation date: 23 December 1916


Recommendation date: 27 December 1916

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 17 June 1917

Brevet Major

Recommendation date: 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

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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