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William MATHERS

Regimental number3358
Place of birthCamden New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoach driver
AddressQueen Street, Berry, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Knox, Queen Street, Berry, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


'Work at Hargicourt on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty. This N.C.O. has had long good service with the Unit and has been Company storeman. During the operations on 18th September, 1918, at HARGICOURT he was acting C.Q.M.S. and it was owing to his untiring efforts that the members of his Company were well provided with rations during a critical period. He personally saw that the rations were available in the line. His record is a most excellent one.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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