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William Brown Treeby MOYSEY

Regimental number239
Place of birthNarre Warren Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJumbuk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, W H Moysey, Jumbuk, Victoria
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the advance from VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on the morning of 8th August 1918, this N.C.O. was temporarily cut off from his section officer owing to the density of the fog that prevailed at the time. Whilst situated so, he found himself faced with strong opposition from an enemy post, he organised his party and successfully fought his way through, which enabled him to bring his two guns into action from a flank into line with the advancing Infantry. His capable and gallant leadership whilst temporarily detached from his section officer, materially assisted towards the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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