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William Richard STATON

Date of birth9 October 1887
Place of birthAlbury New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMercer
Addressc/o Mrs Murron, Military Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jeanette Staton, 7 Military Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
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Captain


Unit: 35th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 May 1918

FateDischarged 15 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as transport officer. In spite of heavy casualties amongst his animals, he was able to keep the battalion supplied for five nights without a break, and to get his dumps within a few hundred yards of the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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