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William Albert McINTYRE

Regimental number2854
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookbinder
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Ness, Store Street, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)


'For conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership displayed throughout operations.' (East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 16 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership displayed during the operations from 1/5th November, 1917 at PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE, East of YPRES. During an enemy attack on the 3.11.17, when the enemy had gained a footing in our lines, Sergeant MCINTRYE handled with skill and coolness a team of grenadiers when his unit counter-attacked. He was at all times under distressing fire from enemy snipers, but his cool manner and utter disregard of self were in a large measure responsible for the success of the counter-attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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