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William Harold McMULLEN

Regimental number460
Place of birthBrushgrove, New South Wales
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressLeeville, Casino, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, A McMullen, Leeville, Casino, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Angus and Matilda Elizabeth McMullen, Gracelea, Casino, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When all his officers had become casualties, he handled his company with great skill and courage, and exposed himself freely while assisting the wounded and consolidating his position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 1 November 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 11 November 1915 (jaundice), transferred same day to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Mudros; disembarked Alexandria, 12 November 1915, and admitted same day to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis; transferred to Convalescent Depot, 7 December 1915; discharged 'fit for service', 9 December 1915; rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (fighting at Pozieres).

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 November 1916.

Killed in action, 5 November 1916.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as McMULLIN. Address recorded incorrectly as Leiville.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McMULLEN William Harold

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