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William KAINE

Regimental number2253
Place of birthPenguin Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressPine Road, Bridport, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinRobert Kaine, Pine Road, Bridport, Tasmania
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


For initiative and good workmanship at Meteren on 23 April 1918.
Recommendation date: "29 April 1918

Unspecified


Work near Proyart 23-26 August 1918
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

Military Medal


Work near Proyart 23-26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations east of PROYART on 23rd/26th August, 1918, Private KAINE regardless of personal danger advanced under heavy Machine Gun fire to a position from which he used his Lewis gun with such good effect that he killed the crew of an enemy Machine Gun which was holding up the left flank of the Company and thus allowed the advance to continue. He continued to deal similarly with other Machine Gun nests until objective was gained. His work was of great value and certainly minimised our casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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