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William McGREEVY

Regimental number1274
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer and farm hand
Address53 Glenfarne Street, Belfast, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie McGreevy, 53 Glenfarne Street, Belfast, Ireland
Enlistment date4 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in leading his men and a carrying party into enemy first line without casualties during the attack on the Hindenburg Line before Heincourt.'
Recommendation date: 13 May 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst in charge of a half section of Stokes mortars, he led his detachment and a carrying party of thirty-two men into the enemy first line without casualties. He immediately came into action and continued to do excellent work throughout the day under very heavy shell fire. His personal example was most inspiring to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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