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Arthur William METTAM

Regimental number26947
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway clerk
AddressMt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Mettam, 101 Railway Parade, Mt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 24, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/134/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our positions opposite ALBERT and DERNANCOURT on the 5th April 1918. When every other man of his gun detachment had been wounded he continued the service of his gun single handed and thus kept it in action on an important supporting barrage. The Battery was under heavy shell fire during this time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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