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William Lander CLELAND

Date of birth19 July 1882
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
Address'Beaumont', Burnside, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, Dr W L Cleland, 'Beaumont', Burnside, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceR of O
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Promotion date: 27 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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