Cedric Noel ALSOP MM


ALSOP, Cedric Noel

Service Number: 13253
Enlisted: 9 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Toora, Victoria, 1898
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Xavier College
Occupation: Jackeroo
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 September 1918
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 13253, Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 13253, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 13253, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Karoola, Melbourne
6 Apr 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Dernancourt/Ancre, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
27 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 13253, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SOLDIER'S BRAVERY - Gunner Cedric Noel Alsop, A.A.A., son of Captain F. C. Alsop (a cousin of Mr. F. N. H. Atkyns, of Echuca), has been awarded the Millitary Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. "Acting as medical orderly to his battery, he carried out his duties with untiring effort under most trying conditions. His fearlessness and unfailing attention to the wounded and his behavior under heavy shellfire set a splendid example to all present, and earned for him the highest esteem of his comrades." Captain Alsop is now serving in Palestine. Another of his sons has recently joined the A.I.F." - from the Riverine Herald 12 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)