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David Roy WILTSHIRE

Regimental number3061
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressMarlborough Avenue, Kilkenny, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs G Wiltshire, Marlborough Avenue, Kilkenny, South Australia
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the morning of the 3rd May 1917 during the attack on BULLECOURT. he showed an absolute disregard of danger and set a splendid example in attending to the wounded. Under heavy enemy Artillery barrage and machine gun fire he went back to Battalion Headquarters to obtain stretchers for the wounded, and in company with Sergeant FORREST, personally carried them to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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