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William Charles ATTWOOD

Regimental number815
Place of birthNorthfleet, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGertrude Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Doris Attwood, 61 Burntash Road, Lee, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 81st Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Bravery and rescuing wounded at Le Barque, 25 February 1917.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

FateDischarged in England 13 January 1919

Military Medal

'Private William Charles ATTWOOD displayed great bravery and disregard of self near LE BARQUE on the 25th February, 1917. When an officer (Lieut SUTTON) was severely wounded on a patrol which had gone ahead of our line, ATTWOOD remained with him until dark, when under a heavy barrage he succeeded in carrying the Officer back over a trench in possession of the enemy to where he could get assistance, and brought him back to the dressing staion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Discharge date13 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Discharged in England (medically unfit), 13 January 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATTWOOD William Charles

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