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William Robert WARREN

Regimental number30701
Date of birth23 January 1889
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStud Farm Manager
AddressThe Farm, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Warren, Military Road, Henley Beach, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name23rd Howitzer Brigade, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Military Medal

'For meritorious service, during the recent operations from 8th August, 1918, to 26th August, 1918, north of SOMME to BOUCHAVESNES, these men [WARREN and 22378 N.R. HAMILTON] performed arduous and continuous work in delivering ammunition to Battery positions under heavy shell fire and bombing. Their cheerfulness and willingness set a splendid example to others, and materially assisted in the ammunition supply being kept up under trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Discharge date12 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1899 Bombardier Harry Collier WARREN, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, transferred to Australian Flying Corps, killed accidentally, 4 April 1917; Lt Bertie WARREN, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 3 years 144 days (of which 2 years 286 days were abroad)

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1952
Age at death63
Place of burialTantanoola Cemetery, South Australia

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