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William ELMORE

Regimental number1509
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKorumburra PO, Korumburra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinJulia Elmore, Korumburra PO, Korumburra, Victoria
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1509A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry during capture of part of Hindenburg Line in capturing a German post by superior numbers.
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during capture of part of HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May 1917, capturing a German post held by superior numbers. Later he made a gallant stand on the left flank until forced to fall back by heavy artillery. This N.C.O.'s work was most valuable for the consolidation of the captured trenches.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3733 Lance Corporal Thomas Henry Henry ELMORE, 6th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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