The AIF Project

Thomas John WILLIAMSON

Regimental number650
Place of birthTinamba Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTinamba, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, James Williamson, Tinamba, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the Operations at SUGAR FACTORY East of NAUROY during night 30th September and 1st October 1918. Private WILLIAMSON is a Company Stretcher Bearer and after a Platoon had been withdrawn from a forward position, he went out 300 yards to bring in wounded and dead. Twice he went out under heavy Machine Gun fire and was successful in recovering two men. The third time he went out and endeavoured to get up to the position that the Platoon had occupied during the afternoon, but by this time the enemy had moved forward and were in possession of the posts. He stayed out endeavouring to work behind the posts, but the enemy turned two Machine Guns on him and forced him to retire. Throughout the operation he was untiring in his work of attending to the wounded and with others carried out a number of men under very heavy Artillery and Machine Gun fire. This man has always done exceptionally good work but on this occasion he showed great bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Print format