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William Merkara BUNTING

Regimental number2262
Place of birthAt sea
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationLabourer
AddressPortland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Edward Bunting, Beech Forest via Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For conspicuous gallantry and devorion to duty as a regimental streatcher-bearer.(Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as a stretcher bearer. When wounded in the arm he stuck to his work, carrying his stretcher slung from his neck and steadying it with his sound arm.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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