William Gladstone WELSH

Regimental number3680
Place of birthMaldon Victoria
OccupationRailway porter
AddressKellett Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, George Welsh, Kellett Street, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has, during the period 16 September to November, 1918, served as linesman. During the operations on the Hindenburg line at Bellicourt, near St. Quentin, though buried by a shell and badly shaken during an attack, he stuck to his work, and later was always the first to go out and repair lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920