The AIF Project


Regimental number516
Place of birthYackandandah Victoria
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressYackandandah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Waterson, Yackandandah, Victoria
Enlistment date6 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 2nd September, during the attack by the 11th A.I. Brigade near ALLAINES he continually moved his gun forward from position to position, giving the best possible support to the attacking infantry. This he accomplished in full view of the enemy, and continually coming under direct machine gun fire. His tenacity and pluck in getting up stores and ammunition was most praiseworthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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