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William Richard WARREN

Regimental number2747
Date of birth9 November 1894
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 2.5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bessie Cowling, corner Armstrong Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE on the 12th October, 1917 this man was a runner and passed through the enemy barrages on numerous occasions. He volunteered as Stretcher Bearer and guided parties to the front line. He did splendid work as a Guide to the incoming Battalion. His courage was a great incentive to all men near him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 July 1919 for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 28 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, MBV
Date of death12 December 1923
Age at death29
Place of burialTownsville Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WARREN William Richard

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