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William POPE

Regimental number2033
Place of birthBurwash England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGPO Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Harry Pope, High Street, Burwash, Sussex, England
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDischarged 30 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONEUX on 3rd May, 1917. During the attack Private POPE was frequently sent out with messages to the Companies and had to pass through a terrific machine gun barrage each time. Nevertheless he never failed to get through and his gallantry and good work were magnificent throughout the attack and the reports he brought back were most valuable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 May 1967

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