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William John KIM

Regimental number585
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSelector
AddressLeyburn via Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann O'Phee, Leyburn, North Warwick via Clifton, Queensland
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

On 31st July 1917 east of Warneton-Gapaard this man showed great bravery during the action against enemy strong points. He was mainly responsible for the rapid evacuation of wounded up till 8 p.m., when he himself became a casualty. His absolute disregard for machine-gun and shell fire in carrying out his duties as stretcher-bearer was very marked. He organised reliefs for stretcher-bearers and led them into the shattered areas. Enemy snipers were very active in this section.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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