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William Robert FLACK

Regimental number2593
Place of birthMonaghan, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTram conductor
Address354 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Flack, Lasnagora Lodge, Awinestown, Fermanagh, Ireland
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)


'Valuable services and gallantry at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, 15th. to 19th. August 1916 Private FLACK, who was attached to the A.P.M. for traffic control guided Officers and parties about the position in which most of the trenches had been blown in. He collected numbers of men who had lost their way and returned them to the front line with bombs and water. He acted as runner and as stretcher bearer and brought three wounded men to the Dressing Station successively on his back. He rendered very valuable service in sending forward stragglers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 October 1962
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLACK William Robert

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