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William John NAUGHTON

Regimental number290
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Naughton, 7 Park Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Driver
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has displayed great gallantry, tireless energy and devotion to duty, during the recent offensive east of YPRES. On the evening of the 16th September, 1917, near HOOGE he materially assisted in company with others in putting out fires in three gun pits, where the ammunition had been set on fire by hostile shelling. The Battery being under fire from the enemy at the time. As a result of this a large quantity of ammunition was saved and enabled the guns to be kept in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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

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