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William Sydney LONDON

Regimental number3672
Place of birthMoonta South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressBeryl Lane, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs London, Beryl Lane, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Clan Mcewan on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

MSM


Recommendation date: 6 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt William Sidney London on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. left AUSTRALIA as a Private in May, 1915, and by continuous good work has raised himself to the rank of Sergeant Steward in May, 1916. He has shown himself to be reliable and capable in the onerous duties of the Quartermasters department and his excellent work has materially assisted in maintaining the efficiency of the Unit. This has been the case especially whilst in the line when the question of transferring stores, equipment and food to the detached bearer parties in the forward area has often been difficult and dangerous. Sergeant LONDON has never spared himself and has always rendered conspicuous service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1971

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