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William Sidney BALL

Regimental number604
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressParry Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Ball, Parry Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Merieorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 6 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent and thorough attention to his duties from 22nd September, 1917, till 24th February, 1918. This Warrant Officer has served in the Administrative Office of the Division since its arrival in FRANCE, and since September, 1917, has carried out the duties of Senior Clerk of that Branch. On all occasions during stress of heavy work, and particularly prior to, and during the Offensive operation against PASSCHENDAELE, in October, 1917, he controlled the Clerical Staff with marked efficiency, and his ability, energy and cheerfulness under all conditions materially helped the organisation and completion of the extensive Clerical duties required by these operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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