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Willie Harold POSSINGHAM

Regimental number576
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph lineman
AddressHoughton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Possingham, Houghton, South Australia
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the attack on LE BARQUE on 26th February, 1917. Sergeant POSINGHAM attacked single handed, an enemy machine gun, but was wounded by a bomb, and the gunners unfortunately got away with their gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Date of death22 December 1966
Place of burialNaracoorte Cemetery

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