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William Thomas PHILLIPS

Regimental number13337
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, F Phillips, 705 George Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations 25th/26th September, 1917, east of YPRES this man displayed great coolness and courage while carrying the wounded from the front line under continuous shell fire. No task was too dangerous for him and he showed a fine example of courage to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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