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William John LANPHIER

Regimental number624
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Palmer, Beltana Station, Beltana, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.2
Height5' 7.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Palmer, Beltana Station, Beltana, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Consistent good work in handling working parties under fire, and during period as N.C.O.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Discharge date22 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Devon', 24 September 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 22 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANPHIER William John

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