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William Tilden JORDAN

Regimental number2631
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO, Geraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinFriend, J Marsden, PO, Geraldton, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "17 December 1916 (Awarded)"

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near GUEUDECOURT from 15th November, 1916, to 6th December, 1916, these N.C.O.s and men did most excellent work as members of the Divisional Pack Transport Troops. They are selected from the 256 N.C.O.s and Drivers as having set a fine example to the remainder by their coolness under fire, determination, and resource. They never failed in getting the mules up to Battalion Headquarters although they came constantly under shell fire, during which a number of mules were killed. Their work was done at night under the most difficult conditions, and they were instrumental in saving a number of valuable animals from drowning when bogged in shell holes in the portion of their journey beyond Brigade Headquarters, which was under constant shell fire. '

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