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William STILL

Regimental number11403
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCooper
Address296 Jones Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinBrother, G Still, 296 Jones Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters, Non-Military Employment, United Kingdom
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At I.11.b.05.60 on 24th July 1917, one gun of the V/5 Australian heavy T.M. Battery was allotted the task of engaging a hostile strong point to cover the left flank of a raiding party. This brought down heavy retaliation by 5.9" Hows. One direct hit on the pit where he continued to serve his piece. The splendid example displayed by this man inspired the remainder of the detachment to maintain an effective fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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