Alexander Patrick LILLY DCM

Birthplace
Nymagee NSW
Resided
Charleville
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
08-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
29
Status
Single
Service No
2965
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
Embarked
14-April-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Stretcher Bearer
Honours and Awards
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
December 1918
Notes

Name on ROH: A.H. LINDSAY

 

Alexander Lilly arrived in France in July 1916. In November 1917 he was awarded the DCM. He married Maud Elizabeth Coleman in London in August 1918 while on leave. He was invalided to Australia with chronic bronchitis in December 1918. 

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer. He carried on his work under direct machine gun and rifle fire, and rendered splendid service in attending to the wounded of all battalions. He showed magnificent coolness and devotion to duty, and many men owe their lives to his courage in the face of heavy fire.' (Awarded 19 November 1917)