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William McFADYEN

Regimental number3316
Place of birthKalgoorlie Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBoulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose McFadyen, corner Tupper and Brookman Streets, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations from 11th/16th September 1918 North West of ST. QUENTIN as a Company Runner, this man did splendid work. He repeatedly carried messages from his Company to Battalion Headquarters under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire, and on one occasion when the enemy had gained a footing in our trenches, he carried forward a supply of bombs which were urgently required. It was largely due to the good work of this man that communication was maintained with his Company and Battalion Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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