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William McLaren RILEY

Regimental number124
Place of birthBattle England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMundubbera PO, Mundubbera, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinCousin, William Charles Hatton, Eccleshill, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 30706, 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 165, 24 October 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Recommendation date: 12 October 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt William McLaten Riley on ER.

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium), British War Medal, Victory Medal

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