The AIF Project

William Collin PRESCOTT

Regimental number2751
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Prescott, Loch Valley, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon successfully on a dangerous enterprise, having to occupy and dig in a post within 30 yards of a position strongly held by the enemy. This he successfully accomplished at small cost. He was subsequently wounded for the fifth time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Family/military connectionsCousin: 37572 Gunner Horace Henderson PRESCOTT, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 13 March 1917.

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