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William Thomas McQUADE

Regimental number2742
Place of birthYork Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressHarvey, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs Constance Emily McQuade, Cookernup, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On night of 24th/25th April 1918 during a counter-attack by their Battalion on strong enemy positions South of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, these men [McQUADE, 3024 C.W. LUCAS, 1669 F. JONES] who were Company Runners, repeatedly under very heavy machine gun and shell fire, carried important messages from Companies to Battalion Headquarters, and also did splendid work in keeping touch with units on the flanks. It was largely due to the untiring energy and devotion to duty of these men that Battalion Headquarters was kept informed of the various situations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death26 May 1954
Place of burialHarvey Cemetery

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