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William DILLWORTH

Regimental number2462
Place of birthLancefield, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Annie Dillworth, c/o Mrs Buckingham, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateDischarged 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack West of BELLENGLISE against the Hindenburg Line on 18th/19th September, 1918, a large party of the enemy worked along the trench in rear of his Company and commenced firing. he immediately appreciated the situation and organised a bombing party to eject them. Skilfully and gallantly leading his party he, after sharp heavy fighting, succeeded in capturing many of the enemy and clearing the trench. His action and quick appreciation of the position undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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