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William James POUND

Regimental number3005
Place of birthMudgee New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPoultry farmer
AddressFrenche's Forest via Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ann Pound, Frenche's Forest via Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918

Military Medal

'This man acted as a stretcher bearer when the regular stretcher bearers were too busy to go forward to the most advanced positions of the Battalion. together with Private Flavin he did splendid work, carrying men at all times whether quiet or when the area was being barraged. he was instrumental in removing many wounded to a place of safety and I recommend that he be awarded the Military Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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