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Donald Gordon CROSS

Date of birth10 June 1891
Place of birthCootamundra New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressYass Road, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Cross, Yass Road, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment


Promotion date: 9 October 1914


Promotion date: 11 September 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920). Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1919)

FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 August 1958
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, New South Wales. Ashes interred in Soldiers' Section.

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