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Stanley Gordon WILLIAMS

Regimental number2036
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
AddressMrs Mary Jane Williams (mother), 78 Dow Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Williams, 78 Dow Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 27 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2036A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our positions opposite DERNANCOURT and ALBERT on the 5th April 1918. When the telephone lines were cut by heavy shelling in the vicinity of his battery position, Gunner WILLIAMS at once went out to repair the breaks. In company with another man, at great personal risk, he succeeded in re-establishing and maintaining communication with Group Headquarters, a task which entailed constant work under very heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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