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William Howard PERRY

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMoulder
AddressWilliam Lane, off Kaolin Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Francis Perry, William Lane, off Kaolin Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'In the operations near Jeancourt on 18th September 1918, he was in charge of the attacking line. Under the most difficult conditions caused by darkness, smoke, and the barrage, he led his men with complete accuracy to the jumping off line and the second objective, and then quickly organized and sent out patrols to exploit forward. Throughout the attack he showed marked gallantry and splendid control of his men. He was wounded early in the attack, but carried on.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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