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William Robert JAMIESON

Regimental number479
Place of birthWalcha New South Wales
Address14 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Alexander Jamieson, 14 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 November 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations against enemy positions south of the SOMME, east of HAMEL, on 8th August, 1918. Lance Corporal JAMIESON was in charge of a Lewis gun section. On two occasions in ACCROCHE WOOD he moved forward and engaged an enemy machine gun at close range, and with his Section then rushed and captured two guns and 24 prisoners. He led his Section throughout the operations with great skill and daring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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