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William Edward PAICE

Regimental number3981
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
Address197 Barkly Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinWife, Mrs. G.M. Paice, 179 Barkly Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


'Able leardership of section, showing determination and skill, assisting materially in the consolidation. (Near Ypres 20-22 September 1917).'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near POLYGON de ZILLEBEKE east of YPRES on 20/22nd Septembr 1917, Pte. PAICE worked with the greatest keeness and courage under heavy shell fire, keeping good the telephone communications between the front line and Battalion Headquareters. His work was invaluable and saved many casualties amongst runners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2006 Pte Charles Edward PAICE, 7th Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 May 1968
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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