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William James HEWLAND

Regimental number165
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeafarer
AddressAnnandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, Frederick M Hewland, 350 East Street, London, England
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit name3rd Divisional Cyclist Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number12/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous good service, 16-17 September to 11 November, 1918. By his gallant leadership, set a very high standard to those under him. His work has been excellent throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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