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William George NOTTINGHAM

Regimental number3674
Place of birthEngland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHareweath Avenue, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Margaret Nottingham, c/o Mrs Bradshaw, Hareweath Avenue, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date17 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)missing page
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Margaret NOTTINGHAM. Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Herleville Wood, 23 August, 1918. When his company was held up by machine gun fire from a strong hostile position, he dashed forward and bombed the next, killing two gun crews and silencing the third gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack North of ROSIERES on the 9th August 1918. When the line was held up by very heavy machine gun fire and Private BEATHAM dashed forward to attack the guns, this soldier followed him and assisted in disposisng of two of the teams. He then turned one of the enemy machine guns on to a pockets of the enemy who were firing with rifles on out troops and knocked them out, killing or wounding all in the posts. He was conspicuous throughout the advance, showing a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 August 1939
Age at death44
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria

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