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William Rees PRICE

Regimental number634
Place of birthDaylesford Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressLynden, Tallarook, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Price, Tallarook, Victoria
Enlistment date27 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollNo 2 Light Railway Operating Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'This officer was in charge of a railway train, engaged in moving guns of a battery which was being heavily shelled. He had just got the first gun placed on the truck when the emplacement was blown up by a shell, and the railway line broken. He persisted in loading up, and supervised the mending of the line, finally getting the whole of the battery away safely.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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