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William Thomas HANLON

Regimental number905
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
AddressPittsworth, Darling Downs, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, M J Hanlon, Pittsworth, Darling Downs, Queensland
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 27 June 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led the right assulting party in a raid on the enemy trenches, handling his men with great gallantry and conspicuous skilll, which was responsible for the success of the enterprise. Under his capable leadership much execution was done among the enemy, though a hand-to-hand resistance was encountered at some points. His resolute leadership and personal courage enabled him to complete the operation promptly and thoroughly, with an unexpectedly small number of casualties.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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