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William James WITT

Regimental number1296
Place of birthPenrith New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William Casper Witt, Brown Street, Wallsend, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th June, 1917, near PLOEGSTEERT WOOD, this N.C.O. showed great gallantry in taking a message through a heavy barrage to the R.M.O. At SCHNITZEL FARM. He also with No. 12026 Private A. MOSS on 9th June, 1917, went to the assistance of a man who had been blown up by a shell near SCHNITZEL FARM, and by rendering first aid under heavy fire undoubtedly saved this man's life and enabled him to be brought to the advanced dressing station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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