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William LINCOLN

Regimental number5154
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressPortarlington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Lincoln, Portarlington, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on MONTBREHAIN, east of PERONNE, on 5th October, 1918, Lance Corporal LINCOLN showed consistently brilliant dash and initiative. At all times at great personal risk he kept his Lewis gun in action and engaged enemy strong posts with unqualified success. On one occasion he rushed his gun forward in the face of murderous machine gun fire and fired with such effect that he wiped out an enemy post and forced their advanced posts to retire. Throughout the advance he displayed marked ability in leading his section, and himself established in the face of heavy enemy opposition a strong post on the flank of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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