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William Albert HIPPISLEY

Regimental number6923
Place of birthDorth Wales
ReligionProtestant
OccupationRailway employee
Address167 Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Hippisley, 125 High Street, Cymmer Parth, North Wales
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 21.9.17 while stationed at right R.A.P. near WESTHOEK during heavy enemy shelling, in which some of the Regimental stretcher bearers were killed and wounded, word was brought in that a man had been hit. This N.C.O. with 2 others dashed out through the barrage and succeeded in bringing the wounded man in, undoubtedly saving his life. While carrying out this act of gallantry. Lance Corporal Berry was severely wounded and was dressed and carried in under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Name spelled HIPPESLEY in burial register.
Date of death20 October 1960
Age at death66
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 15A, Grave 63), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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