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William Gordon TEAGUE

Regimental number1115
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressHenley Beach Road, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Teague, 42 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service76th Infantry
Enlistment date6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations to the east of YPRES, on 19th October, 1917. He was in charge of a bearer squad which was evacuating wounded from an R.A.P. in the neighbourhood of ZONNEBEKE, over a very heavily shelled track, he worked continuously for nearly 72 hours utterly disregarding all personal danger in the interests of the wounded. on the date abovementioned a call came from volunteers to bring in the wounded.Lance Corporal TEAGUE at once rushed out of the post and under very heavy shell fire dressed a number of wounded and then brought them in to shelter. His promptness and pluck undoubtedly saved the lives of some of the wounded. The gallantry and work of this N.C.O. from 12th/21st October, 1917, is worthy of high commendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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