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William Twynam LSergean MUNDELL

Regimental number558
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Essendon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMerchant
Address19 Morang Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Maud Mundell, 19 Morang Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a junior Cadet with Albert Park State School.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 24 September 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMajor Mundell enlisted in August 1914 in Brisbane, was attached to the 15th Battalion as a private, gained his Commission in the Field at Gallipoli and was commanding the same Battalion as Acting Lieut Col at the time of his death. He was mentioned in dispatches and twice recommended once for the DSO.
FateDied of wounds 19 August 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, row A, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Fanny MUNDELL; husband of Alice Maude MINDELL, 138 Ormond Road, Elwood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother Sgt J M Mundell enlisted in 1914 and served through Gallipoli and France with the 13th Light Horse until invalided home in 1917.

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