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Regimental number59
Place of birthInverell New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressEmmaville PO, Emmaville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Muriel May Fleming, Emmaville PO, Emmaville, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 August 1917

Bar to Military Medal (Immediate)

Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'While the 54th Battery was in action on the 4th October 1917, during the operations East of YPRES, ammunition dumps were set on fire on three occasions. No. 59 Sergeant W. FLEMING immediately rushed over to the dumps, pulled away the burning camouflage and, throwing away the damaged rounds clear of the dump, prevented the loss of some hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a time when his Battery was short and the transport of ammunition very difficult. The courageous action of this N.C.O. is deserving of special recognition.'

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