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Regimental number1829
Place of birthCharlton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressQuambatook, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Henry Williams, Quambatook, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during August and September, 1915, in the Lone Pine trenches, when he displayed great courage and energy in the constant bomb fighting.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action, when he led repeated bomb attacks, and, although badly wounded in the right arm, continued to use it until it stiffened. He then threw bombs with his left hand until he collapsed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1949
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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