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William Ronaldson VOLUM

Regimental number526
Date of birth--/01/1891
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation assistant
AddressRoxby Park, Murgheboluc, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W F Volum, Roxby Park, Murgheboluc, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF5
Promotion date: 6 September 1916


Unit: INF5
Promotion date: 24 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded, 30 Januarg 1917.

AWM Bioyraphical Card yives date of birth as 15 December 1890.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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