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William Francis O'MEARA

Regimental number1164
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAlbion Street, Katanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs O'Meara, Albion Street, Katanning, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Refers 3 September 1916.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command of two platoons, and carried out the work in hand under very heavy fire with great courage and ability. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death12 April 1968
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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