William Norman TEMPLETON

Regimental number2876
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressCoburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Templeton, Ankefell Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'East of WESTHOEK during the attack on the 26th September, 1917, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. He laid lines to four Batteries under heavy hostile artillery fire and when all his wires were broken, he went out alone time after time and repaired them, thus keeping up telephonic communications throughout the operations. On several occasions he carried important messages to Headquarters under heavy fire when all lines had been cut.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919