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William James LATHAM

Regimental number1
Date of birth--/10/1878
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationButcher
AddressThe Parade, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMrs A Latham, The Parade, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentTemporary Sergeant Major
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Signal Troop
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: SIG LH3
Promotion date: 1 December 1915

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 28 January 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: Refers 19 April 1917.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30480, 16 January 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76, 23 May 1918.
Recommendation date: Refers 19 April 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919

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