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William Beresford MUIR

Regimental number2605
Place of birthQueanbeyan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBarrick Flat, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Muir, Barrick Flat, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on the Hindenburg Line North of BELLICOURT on 30th September 1918. In the absence of stretcher bearers this man was detailed to attend to the wounded. After a line had been established this gallant soldier, heedless of all personal danger, and although the whole area was being swept by extremely heavy Machine Gun and shell fire, advanced in to No Man's Land and carried several wounded men back to a place of safety. He showed great courage in the face of many difficulties and was undoubtedly instrumental in saving the lives of many. He worked arduously and continuously throughout the whole operation and his unselfishness is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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