Ernest Alexander CHISHOLM

Regimental number5000
Place of birthArmidale New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation overseer
AddressWest Lynne, Graves End, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Alexander Chisholm, West Lynne, Graves End, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work at Passchendaele Ridge on 9 October 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an important attack by our troops this non-commissioned officer was engaged during the whole action, distinguishing himself by his gallantry and devotion to duty. When, during a lull in the fighting, his platoon were allowed to rest, he volunteered, with self sacrificing determination, to go out as a stretcher bearer, and he brought in many wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.31
Date: 4 March 1919