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William Scotland DOIG

Regimental number371
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMarine engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, John Doig, 6 Rosemount Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No.29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For exceptional bravery in carrying messages from supports to firing line during an attack on Hill 60 by the 13th Battalion, on 21st August, 1915.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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