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William Edward PLEWS

Regimental number3911
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address414 Vic Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W E Plews, Gosford, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other details

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

Date of death11 July 1946

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