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William John TATE

Regimental number26440
Place of birthPaddington New South Wales
OccupationTimber machinist
Address'Guyong', Alexander Parade, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Tate, 'Guyong', Alexander Parade, Rockdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 22, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/132/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

'This telephonist formed pat of Lieutenant CLARK's forward observing party during the operation east of PONCHAUK on the morning of the 8th October, 1918. While Lieutenant CLARK was moving amongst the companies of the 2nd American Battalion this telephonist was of the greatest assistance in acting as runner. His utter disregard for personal safety and devotion to duty set a splendid example to the troops with whom the Forward observing Officer's party was operating.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1963
Place of burialUlverstone General Cemetery

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