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William Reginald INMAN

Regimental number1551
Place of birthMuswellbrook New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPilliga Scrub, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Evelyn Mary Cullen, Wallabadah, via Quirindi, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1551A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th August 1917 at about 5.30 p.m. near POTIJZE an ammunition dump of the 13th Aust. F.A. Brigade became heavily shelled by the enemy and was sent on fire causing the ammunition in the dump to explode. No. 1551 Gunner W.R. INMAN immediately went to the assistance of Corporal ROONEY, who was in charge of the dump, and set to work to extinguish the fire. This was successfully accomplished and by his initiative, bravery, and disregard of risk he assisted in extinguishing the fire and in saving a large quantity of valuable ammunition required for immediate use in Batteries.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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