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Regimental number2228
Place of birthBogantungan Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Williams, Anakie, Queensland
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Enoch John and Elizabeth WILLIAMS. Native of Bogantungan, Queensland.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the period under review this N.C.O. has rendered good service and has set a very high example to all round him of courage under fire and cheerful devotion to duty under all circumstances. On one occasion, when both wounded and gassed, he continued to fight his gun with determined gallantry and self sacrifice.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Re-embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A46 'Clan McGillivray', 7 September 1916, as Private, 9th Bn, 20th Reinforcement.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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