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William Leonard FLOOD

Regimental number2239
Date of birth--/06/1882
Place of birthNarrandera New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address14 West Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Miss R Flood, 14 West Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF17
Promotion date: 27 September 1917


Unit: INF17
Promotion date: 12 December 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty guiding a raiding paty over No Man's Land.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

Military Cross

Work at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1919

Military Cross

'On the 31st August 1918, he led his platoon in the attack on Mont St. Quentin near Peronne, in a very gallant manner. Finding himself confronted with a strongly manned machine gun position, regardless of personal safety, he raced ahead of his men, jumped into the trench, and killed two of the enemy. His daring action resulted in the capture of two machine guns and twenty two prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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