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William Johnstone BINNS

Place of birthDumfries Scotland
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressKogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, F Binns, 'Deuaran', Belgrave Street, Kogarath, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 12 October 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near Bony, from 29th September to 2nd October 1918. Throughout he was untiring in his efforts and worked with the greatest zeal. Altogether he established four different aid posts, all close to our leading troops. He attended wounded in the open under heavy fire, and by his fine devotion to duty saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: [15379] Lt James Stanley BINNS, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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