The AIF Project

William Ernest HALL

Regimental number507
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGunyan Station via Inglewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFriend, H F Elwin, Gunyan Station via Inglewood, Queensland
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty at ANZAC RIDGE 9YPRES Sector) on 26th September, 1917. These men [507 W.E. HALL, 1769 W.G. MULLIGAN, 4581 W. SNEATH] worked their machine guns under very heavy enemy artillery fire and displayed the utmost coolness and disregard to personal danger. Throughout the whole operation they set a fine example to their comrades of cheerfulness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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