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William John GARTNER

Regimental number662
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCairns Street, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nellie Gartner, Cairns Street, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. Near VILLERS CARBONNEL on 29th August 1918 during the advance to the SOMME Private GARTNER displayed exceptional courage in attending to wounded in the open under heavy field and machine gun fire. He set a fine example and showed a great disregard for personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsFather: 3296 Pte John GARTNER, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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