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William McGEE

Regimental number5482
Place of birthDromore, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria McGee, Dromore West, Ballyglass, Sligo, Ireland
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Excellent leadership and courage and devotion to duty in guiding ammunition parties, rendering valuable services.'
Recommendation date: 5 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For excellent leadership displayed during operations at WESTHOEK on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd October, 1917 during supply of ammunition to the Battery well forward. The roads were continually under heavy fire and although men and horses were hit, these N.C.O.s [McGEE and 5809 L.S. BULL] continued to guide their parties day and night in order that the Battery could be maintained in action. They all showed a disregard for personal safety and all remained in danger area until the last man of their respective party was safely away before themselves getting clear.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

SourcesNAA: B2455, McGEE William

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