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William O'Sullivan POWER

Regimental number1788
Place of birthRichmond Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrooke Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Power, Brook Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is recommended for consistent good work in action near FERME DU MOUQUET during operations 26th to 29th August, 1916. This N.C.O. continually rallied his men and on afternoon of 29th August, 1916, during an intense enemy barrage which obliterated portion of the trench line and caused heavy casualties he was particularly noticed for his example and leadership and succeeded in steadying his men in a trying situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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