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Alfred Herbert CORNISH

Regimental number3246
Place of birthLameroo South Australia
AddressLameroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C Cornish, Lameroo, South Australia
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistently good and courageous work. As Sergeant Cook this N.C.O. has been unfailing in his endeavours to keep up a high standard among the Battalion Cooks and to ensure that the men get good and sufficient meals. In the line Sergeant Cornish has been particularly worthy of praise, carrying on always with a cheerfulness and courage which has had a marked effect on the men under his immediate supervision and as a result of the moral of the Battalion. Undoubtedly, during the period from 25th February to September 16th/17th September his unceasing labours have helped greatly in keeping the men fit for the strenuous work in the line and consequently he has been one of the strongest links in the chain of the Battalion success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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