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William Alexander PATON

Regimental number20171
Date of birth--/03/1885
Place of birthKyneton Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressYea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, D M Paton, Pine Grove, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 3
Promotion date: 11 January 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: Perm Super List
Promotion date: 11 April 1918


Unit: AIF Depots UK

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: "30 September 1918 and Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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