Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Windeyer Ralston

Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 27 November 1885
Death Date 29 September 1971
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13566 at position 99
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 843 at position 177
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 255 at position 135
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1393 at position 60
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6202 at position 78
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2056 at position 191
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 January 1917 on page 28 at position 59
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1389 at position 64

Timeline

Date of birth 27 November 1885
Other 1914-08-18 - 1915-03-01 Prior AMF service.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 07 May 1915 Appointed to the 19th Battalion with the rank of major.
Date of embarkation 25 June 1915
Date promoted 06 June 1916 Appointed to lieutenant colonel.
Other units 06 June 1916 Appinted to command the 20th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 18 September 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 27 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 September 1917
Other units 01 March 1918 Appointed to command the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 04 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 29 April 1918
Date returned to Australia 16 June 1919
Date of death 29 September 1971