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Rupert Roy Frederick WILLARD

Regimental number999
Place of birthPetersham New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressCecil Street, Gordon
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, S J Willard, Cecil Street, Gordon
Previous military service19th Infantry
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Rupert Roy
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading a fighting patrol to capture an enemy strong point. He was the first into the enemy trench, silenced a machine gun, and killed one of the team. Having completed the capture of the post, he made his way in daylight across open country, and obtained touch with troops on the flanks, apprising his company commander of the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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