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William Thomas GRAY

Regimental number11324
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressCooroy, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J G Gray, Cooroy, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th August 1917 at about 5.30 p.m. near POTIJZE an ammunition dump of the 13th Aust. F.A. Brigade became heavily shelled by the enemy and was set on fire causing the ammunition in the dump to explode. No. 11324 Gunner W.T. GRAY immediately went to the assistance of Corporal ROONEY, who was in charge of the dump, and set to work to extinguish the fire. This was successfully accomplished and by his initiative, bravery, and disregard of risk in saving a large quantity of valuable ammunition required for immediate use in Batteries.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 7/3/1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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