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William Inez BLACK

Regimental number2087
Place of birthGourock, Scotland
ReligionUnited Free
OccupationStationhand
AddressSouth Gap Station, Port Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Eliza Black, Underwood, Woodend Road, Newlands, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollLight Horse Details
FateDischarged 21 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed hios machine gun into position, and repelled an enemy counter attack under very heavy fire. He assisted in holding a most important position, and by his courage and resource saved a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

Date of death13 September 1941
Age at death48
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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