The AIF Project

William KITE

Regimental number1680
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNarraburra via Temora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Kite, Narraburra via Temora, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "30 April 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 6 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the attack on Peronne, 1 September, 1918. This man carried messages through an intense barrage and set a fine example. Again, he bandaged a wounded man, and carried him through heavy fire to the R.A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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