William Henry LIVIO

Regimental number2006
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address6 Bent Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Livio, 6 Bent Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout operations 2nd September to 5th September 1918. This man carried messages continuously between Brigade Battalion and Company Headquarters and when other means of communication was impossible they rendered invaluable services. He passed continuously through shell fire under short range Machine Gun fire and crossed improved bridges marked by enemy fire. His services during the entire operations were responsible in a great measure for maintenance of communication.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal