William Ernest JARVIS

Regimental number800
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWeston, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Jarvis, Third Street, Weston, New South Wales
Previous military service14th Infantry
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Bray on 22 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near BRAY on 22nd August, 1918. As stretcher bearer, Private JARVIS did exceptionally fine work. In the early stages of the attack, the Company came under extremely heavy shell fire; he immediately dressed the wounded in the open, and, with total disregard for danger, continued to carry the wounded back to the R.A.P., through the enemy barrage until all the casualties were clear. Several men undoubtedly owe their lives to the bravery and devotion of Private JARVIS.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal