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William John NEAL

Regimental number3162
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAllora, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W Neal, Allora, Queensland
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a machine gun detachment. When within 100 yards of the objective he brought his guns into action, inflicting many casualties. On the infantry failing to secure the objective, he showed remarkable coolness and judgment in withdrawing and siting his guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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