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William Norman STOCKTON

Regimental number2524
Place of birthBoolarra Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressQuindanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, R K Stockton, Marling, Williams, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is brought to notice for conspicuous gallantry and ability in an attack on LE VERGUIER on the 18th September, 1918. This N.C.O. led his Platoon forward with remarkable daring and judgment and when the company on his Left was held up by Machine Gun fire he, with two men, crawled up a communication sap and silenced two guns, killing or capturing the crews. His action and personal disregard for safety during the whole operation was of the highest order and an example to all he came in contact with.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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