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William Hartley HASKINS

Regimental number3055
Place of birthGympie Qld
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEmerald, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Jane Haskins, Emerald, Queensland
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'During operations at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 28th March, 1918 for continued bravery and devotion to duty. On numerous occasions he was dispatched with important messages and in spite of heavy hostile fire - machine gun and artillery fire, he carried out his duties in an excellent manner. Whilst not employed as a runner he rendered valuable services sniping at enemy parties and also in assisting to get the wounded away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 April 1959
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery

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