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William Russell G COLMAN

Regimental number2552
Place of birthWoodville, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationStudent
AddressUpper Sturt, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Edward Colman, Upper Sturt, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In broad daylight he led his men across the open, entered the enemy line, and captured some 800 yards of trench, together with 20 prisoners, inflicting considerable losses on the enemy. The success of this operation was due to his courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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

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