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William Hamilton MAY

Regimental number3484
Place of birthNhill Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBoyeo, via Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H May, Boyeo, via Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(E. of Ypres 4 October 1917) Valuable services and personal courage as stretcher-bearer.'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man, a Stretcher Bearer, showed great coolness and devotion to duty in the operation of 4th October, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES. Casuaalties were extremely heavy through the enemy barrages of 4th, 5th and 6th and regardless of all danger, this man continued his work in a most effecient and praiseworthy manner. All ranks speak highly of his conduct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death12 November 1921
Age at death29
Place of burialNhill Cemetery, Victoria

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