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William Allen TREVENA

Regimental number3949
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber's assistant
AddressGrange Road, Alphington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, T. Trevena, Grange Road, Alphington, Victoria
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though badly wounded, he went forward in the attack and led his section towards their objective until put out of action by a second wound. He set a splendid example of courage and determination to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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