Alfred CRONIN DCM

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CRONIN, Alfred

Service Numbers: SN 5703, 5703
Enlisted: 26 August 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia, 5 November 1887
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraph Linesman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 February 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 5703, 58th Infantry Battalion
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5703, 3rd Field Company Engineers
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5703, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Runic, Sydney
24 Feb 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 58th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 58th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He performed valuable work in assisting to evacuate wounded under fire. This work was greatly facilitated by his example and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Son of John CRONIN and Mary FRANCIS