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John WILLIAMSON

Regimental number2053
Place of birthLanark Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, Robert Williamson, 98 Townshead, Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Of the Lewis Machine Gun Section who had his gun at the advanced point of 77. His gun team consisted of himself and one other man. He remained in this position, which is within the German lines, from the night 28th/29th August, 1916, until the morning 31st August, 1916. During the whole period this portion was constantly under fire from aerial torpedoes and rifles at close range. He directed and himself took part in digging operations during this period. He is recommended for his devotion to duty in remaining on this post for the period indicated. Near MOUQUET FARM.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death11 September 1965

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