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Sydney WOOLLAMS

Regimental number50
Place of birthWoollahra New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address8 Stapleton Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C Woollams, 8 Stapleton Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as N.C.O. in charge of stretcher bearers during the recent advance north-east of LE BARQUE on the 25th and 26th February, 1917. He showed an utter disregard for his own safety, and went about collecting wounded and conveying them to places of safety under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. He set a splendid example of personal courage to the men under his charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Date of death8 September 1950
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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