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William Bruce MEIKLE

Regimental number771
Place of birthLanark Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address64 Madden Grove, Burnley, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMrs D Meikle, 64 Madden Grove, Burnley, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was Supply Staff Sergeant at Brighton Beach Depot for the period 26th April to 15th December 1915. During the whole of this time he worked under conditions of very great danger, as the Depot was always liable to be fired upon. Frequently the enemy's Artillery from two quarters was very severe, but this did not deter S.S. MEIKLE who in all circumstances showed bravery, coolness and resource, by his bearing and behaviour he set a good example to the Troops when under fire. He was never absent from duty for any cause during the whole period mentioned.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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