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William Alexander PATON

Regimental number20171
Date of birth--/03/1885
Place of birthKyneton Victoria
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

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 3
Promotion date: 11 January 1918


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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