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William Allan HAILES

Date of birth9 June 1891
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address27 Learmonth Street, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Hailes, 27 Learmonth Street, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceAustralian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Medical Officer)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: RMO 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 29 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attentions to wounded durinig intense bombardment. (Pozieres- Sausage Valley).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateDischarged 27 September 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to four wounded men in the open under heavy fire and conveying them to cover. His example stimulated the stretcher beares to great efforts under most trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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