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William Francis McGRATH

Regimental number778
Date of birth11 June 1894
Place of birthTrafalgar, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressHirstvale Road, Greenmount, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William McGrath, Hirstvale Road, Greenmount, Queensland
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches*


*Refers 9-11 April 1918
*List dated 14 September 1918
Recommendation date: "*Unspecified

Military Medal #


#Refers 21 and 30 September 1918.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 14 June 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No date of fate recorded on Nominal Roll.
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 September 1961
Place of burialCatholic Cemetery, Bundaberg, Queensland
SourcesServed as a Captain in the Volunteer Defence Corps, Kingaroy, Queensland, 1939-45.

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