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William Joseph KNUCKEY

Regimental number465
Date of birth--/02/1892
Place of birthZeehan Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectrician
Address105 Main Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJohn Lyttleton Knuckey, 105 Main Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 2 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion under an intense bombardment, when, regardless of danger, he constantly dug out men buried by shells, and in doing so was at last severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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