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Regimental number982
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
Address'Annaley', 54 St James Road, Waverley, Sydney
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Crawford, 'Annaley', 54 St James Road, Waverley, Sydney
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameSignal Troop 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 29 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has performed the duties of Company Sergeant-Major for a period two years, during which he has rendered services of the greatest value. In particular during the recent operations near AMIENS. His personal control of transport and Company personnel, extending over each successive stage of the advance, was most valuable and in no small degree contributed to the efficient working of the communications. At all times he has taken keen interest in the welfare of the Company personnel, and all administrative matters connected therewith. His efficiency, tact, initiative and zeal in the management of these matter under most trying conditions, have been of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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

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