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William HALEY

Regimental number2666
Place of birthWaterloo New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway call boy
AddressNeill Street, Harden, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Haley, Neill Street, Harden, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when carrying rations to the front line. The route, which lay across the open, was heavily shelled, and he was severely wounded. He struggled on, however, a distance of half a mile, although heavily laden, and succeeded in delivering the rations before he collapsed. His gallant and devoted action inspired the other men of his party to go forward and deliver their loads in like manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death27 August 1970
Place of burialPinegrove Memorial Park Cemetery

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