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William Dawson PYLE

Regimental number5186
Place of birthNew Delanal England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressHeppel, Abermain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Downie, 50 Co Operative Terrace, Newsham, Northumberland, England
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Sergeant PYLE, as Sergeant Instructor in Lewis Gunnery, has been indefatigable in ensuring that this most important weapon is thoroughly understood by the men. His special technical knowledge of the Lewis Gun has been of considerable value to the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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