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Wilfred Drew SHARLAND

Regimental number3102
Place of birthNorth Adelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressWestall Street, Unley Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Sharland, Westall Street, Unley Park, South Australia
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 29 November 1917


Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash during an attack. With one N.C.O. he crept forward and rushed an enemy post, capturing a machine gun and seven prisoners. He set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1951
Age at death60
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 19, Grave No. 56), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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