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Edward Oliver WILLIAMS

Regimental number1109
Date of birth7 May 1882
Place of birthDevon England
Addressc/o Mrs Annie Williams, Natone, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Williams, Natone, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After displaying the greatest courage and determination in leading his own company to its objective, he organized other companies and consolidated the position, repelling three counter-attacks. It was entirely due to his fine example that the objective was gained, held, and consolidated under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death9 March 1951
Age at death68

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