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William Harold EGGINGTON

Regimental number1690
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial Traveller
Addressc/o Webster and Co., Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, William Eggington, 11 Towerland Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Recommendation date: 11 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night 29th/30th August 1918 and following day near BARLEUX this N.C.O. successfully posted bearers and established good routes of evacuation in the pitch dark and under heavy shell fire. His task was a very difficult one in country new to him. by paying constant visits to his various posts under very trying conditions, he efficiently maintained the bearer services on a difficult sector. This N.C.O. consistently set the best of examples to his men. His conduct is characteric ??? of the high standard of his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Date of death5 October 1965

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