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William Kerr HALL

Regimental number557
Place of birthTaroom Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaw miller
AddressTaroom, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W K Hall, Taroom, Queensland
Enlistment date24 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in operations East of LE VERGUIER on 18th September 1918. This soldier was employed as guide to ration parties to the outpost Hindenburg Line, and notwithstanding heavy shell fire he never failed to deliver the rations. it was due to his fearlessness and example that hot rations were safely conveyed each night to the foremost positions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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