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William Fussill HODGMAN

Regimental number113
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressVictoria Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Sarah Hodgman, Hosking Street, Sandgate, Queensland
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Personal gallantry and devotion to duty and able leadership while in charge of ammunition carrying party. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 26 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of men and packs bringing ammunition to the battery position. Though he and several others were wounded at the dump, he delivered the shells through a heavy barrage to the battery. He did not report that he was wounded, and became too weak through loss of blood to ride.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as HADGMAN.

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