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William Henry Darlington BEADLE

Regimental number25347
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMoulder
Address69 Joel Terrace, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, H Beadle, 69 Joel Terrace, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/91/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 18 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the period 25 February to 26-17 September, 1918, he has been constantly employed on Divisional A.R.Ps., and has at all times set a very high standard of initiative and energy in carrying out his duties. At Glisy, a shell fell in a bay full of high explosives, exploding a number of rounds, and scattering the remainder over the road. He immediately ran to the bay and extinguished the fire, afterwards clearing the road to enable a convoy of motor transport to pass, though the enemy shelling still continued.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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