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William Thomas LUDWIG

Regimental number726
Place of birthPort Melbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address50 Boundary Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M. Ludwig, 50 Boundary Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 731 Driver Frank LUDWIG, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia 25 March 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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