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William James HALL

ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressHughenden, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Hall, Mowbray Street, Hughenden, Queensland
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name52nd Battalion 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night counter attack this officer led his platoon with dash and skill against successive stront points, and after his company commander became a casualty he controlled the direction of the company to the final objective. By his bold leading the company was successfully established and linked up with the flank battalion of the adjoining brigade. He showed finejudgment in consolidating and maintaining the position until releived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 November 1945

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