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William Charles TREVASCUS

Regimental number310
Place of birthShepparton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressHigh Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Trevascus, High Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack on Mont St. Quentin, on 1 September, 1918, portions of his company were prevented from reaching their objective by vigorous fire from a strong hostile party with two machine guns. He dashed forward with great gallantry, and, attacking the enemy with bombs, drove them from their position, thus enabling the remainder of the company to reach their objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Bar to DCM

'During the operations near Montbrehain, on 5 October, 1918, he led his company forward with great skill and, on reaching the objective, collected a party of men who had become disorganized, and established two posts, which he held against enemy counter attack. Later, he led a party which rushed an enemy machine gun post,and was the first to enter it, capturing a machine gun and six prisoners. He showed great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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