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William Thomas CARTER

Regimental number2592
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationBedstead maker
Address17 Provost Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs L J Carter, 17 Provost Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Herleville on 18 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'Near HERLEVILLE, East of AMIENS, on 18th August, 1918 during the attack on an enemy system this N.C.O. guided reinforcements forward to isolated posts of the Battalion on our left, through heavy enemy artillery and machine gun barrage, by his skilful handling, this party reached their destination without casualties, and their arrival changed an obscure position into strong defence position. His coolness and courage whilst performing this duty, were of the highest standard and acted as a great incentive to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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

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