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William Paul PENGELLEY

Regimental number6867
Other NamesPENGELLY
ReligionBaptist
OccupationHairdresser
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Mrs L M Cornelius, 76 Alfred Street, Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 3rd May, 1918. During the attack he more than once took forward messages to the Companies from Battalion Headquarters over ground swept by intense machine gun and rifle fire and safely brought back answers. His conduct and gallant bearing were very fine throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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