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William Currie GRAY

Regimental number1518
Address16 Coventry Place, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinDavid Gray 16 Coventry Place, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 May 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'At VILLE-SUR-ANCRE near ALBERT this man displayed the greatest courage and gallantry in the operation on morning of 19th May, 1918. During the mopping-up of the village he dashed across the open, and engaged a party of the enemy single-handed who were holding up the advance. He personally killed three of the enemy and dispersed the remainder. Later he showed splendid courage and initiative in crawling up to a house under fire, and successfully bombing the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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