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William O'SULLIVAN

Regimental number5162
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressKatanning PO, Katanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Ryan, Melrose, South Australia
Enlistment date15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for his very gallant conduct during our operations on the 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE. When this man's Section Commander was seriously wounded, he took command of the section ad carried on in the most efficient manner. This man's Section was on the right flank of his Company, and besides advancing against heavy opposition, he succeeded in keeping touch with the right flank division. Throughout the whole operation, he carried o most efficiently, reporting progress of the unit on the right with great regularity, and generally displayed great courage and excellent leadership. He is strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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