Harold Clifton Rodda was an accountant with the Prahran & Malvern Tramway Trust when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force in 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross and was twice mentioned in despatches for bravery. Read about his story at http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/papers/anzac/rodda.htm. Photograph courtesy Australian War Memorial.
After a long period of training in 1917 Wilfred Owen was posted to France where he saw a lot of action, eventually being sent back from the front with shell shock. In 1918 he wrote many of the poems that he is so famous for today. In August 1918 he returned to France and earned the Military Cross before being killed in November just seven days before the end of the war.
Harold Alexander, the third son of the Earl of Caledon, was born in London on 10th December, 1891. During the First World War Alexander fought on the Western Front. Wounded twice he won the Military Cross in 1915 and by the end of the war was brigadier of the 4th Guards Brigade.