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William Thomas REARDON

Regimental number17570
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram driver
AddressDulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Reardon, 33 Myra Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceInstructional Staff
Enlistment date6 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 27 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1918

Military Medal

'On 24th April, 1918, at BONNAY near ALBERT during a very heavy shelling of the town by gas and H.E. he, on a number of occasions, organised and led stretcher squads through the village and amongst ruined houses under very heavy fire and brought in wounded to the Advanced Dressing Station. When all men were ordered out of the village he remained until he saw all his men clear. He showed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty throughout and set an excellent example to his men.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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