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William Henry MANSFIELD

Regimental number719
Place of birthMudgee New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address644 Harris Street, Ultimo, New South Wales
Marital statusDivorced
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Mansfield, 125 Graham Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date30 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 December 1916

FateDischarged 19 June 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Corporal MANSFIELD has been working during the past month with parties on formation work for DECAUVILLE Tramway, between Brigade Headquarters and Bulls Road, under direct observation, being shelled more or less every day, and his coolness under fire has had a marked effect on the moral of the men working under him, and also on the progress of the work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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