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William LOTHERINGTON

Regimental number2834
Place of birthWeston England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLeveroch's Hotel, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, William Lotherington, Weston, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 30th September, 1918, near BONY this man, in the absence of his gun commander, took charge. During the operations against BONY he greatly assisted the advance of the infantry by successfully engaging under very heavy artillery and machine gun fire three enemy machine guns that checked the advance at different stages. Later, by his prompt action, he dispersed a machine gun team trying to come into action. The initiative displayed by this soldier and his personal disregard for danger proved of great assistance to the infantry, as well as setting a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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