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William PULHAM

Regimental number5054
Place of birthTerang Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoonabrabran P O, Coonabrabran, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, J Pulham, Coonabrabran P O, Coonabrabran, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. This N.C.O. was in charge of a Lewis Gun team during the attack on the enemy near WESTHOEK on the 20th September 1917. His position was continuously exposed to terrific enemy shelling and although his gun was twice blown out and himself and two others were buried. He showed great courage in promptly re-establishing his position, thus encouraging his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 July 1947
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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