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Russell Clarence WILLIAMSON

Regimental number2428
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Gilbert Williamson, 94 Best Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous courage and most determined leadership during operations on the night 18-19 September, 1918, west of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin. He fought his way into a trench held by a large party of the enemy. After throwing all his bombs, he seized an enemy gun, and turned it on them, inflicting heavy losses and causing the remainder to surrender. He then rallied a few men, and, getting more bombs, he fought his way along the trench, and, after another stiff fight, he captured a large number of the enemy. He did splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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