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William Alexander WAUGH

Regimental number1273
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDrover
Addressc/o Mrs L Robinson, Wolfram Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Eliza Waugh, Mica Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollHeadquarters
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. When another unit moving up the line lost four men, wounded, and five killed from severe shelling, he rushed through the barrage and bound up their injuries, which without immediate attention would have resulted in death. Then improvising stretchers, he removed them to a place of greater safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death24 September 1967

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