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William Rannard HUMMERSTON

Regimental number735
Place of birthStawell Vic
Address117 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, J W Hummerston, 117 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll237
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollDivision Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918

Medaille militaire (France)

'For conspicuous good service and devotion to duty. On 11th October, 1917, succeeded in fitting an Engine Charging Station up to SANS SOUCI on the YPRES Routes Railway through a heavily shelled area, and erecting the same. His work necessitated his passing backwards and forwards through heavy shelling for 3 days carrying up stores. Throughout the operations at YPRES from September to November, 1917, and previously did consistent good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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