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Regimental number298
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWharf labourer
Address14 Cooper Street, Waterloo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma F J Williams, 14 Cooper Street, Waterloo, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the night of the 22nd September, 1917 at BELLEWAARDE RIDGE near YPRES he supervised the loading of both mules and limbers and gallantly carried out his duty at great personal risk while under extremely heavy enemy machine gun and shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal
Date of death19 July 1958
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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