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William James MAWBY

Regimental number14810
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressMurton Street, North Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Herbert Terry Willoughby Mawby, Murton Street, North Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 5, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack on enemy positions near ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES) on 26th October, 1917, Sapper MAWBY assisted to maintain an important telephone communication to the forward observation station - a task necessitating his working under a heavy enemy barrage. His personal courage and keen devotion to duty were most conspicuous on this and other occasions during the recent operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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