Alexander MACRAE (MCRAE) DCM, MM

Badge Number: S2064, Sub Branch: Renmark
S2064

MACRAE (MCRAE), Alexander

Service Number: 1429
Enlisted: 20 September 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Field Ambulance
Born: Dornie, Scotland, May 1887
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Natural causes, Renmark, South Australia, 26 February 1947
Cemetery: Renmark Cemetery, S.A.
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, Pontville, Tasmania
5 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, 1st Australian Clearing Hospital, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne
5 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, 1st Australian Clearing Hospital, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, 1st Australian Clearing Hospital, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Australian Clearing Hospital
11 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Field Ambulance
20 Sep 1917: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Menin Road, "...invincible determination and courage..."
27 Sep 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Polygon Wood
18 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1429, 1st Field Ambulance, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"
11 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1429, 1st Field Ambulance, "The Last Hundred Days", 2nd occasion - Shell wound (left arm)
4 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1429, 1st Field Ambulance

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