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William REES

Regimental number3911
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address112 Darlington Road, Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs M L Rees, 112 Darlington Road, Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Marked courage throughout attack at Hermies on 9 April 1917 in handling Lewis M.G. Section under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 14 April 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'He displayed marked courage throughout, in handling his LMG section under heavy fire and machine gun fire. At HERMIES on 9th April 1917 during our attack on that village this N.C.O. displayed marked courage and skill in handling his Lews Gun Section under heavy rifle and machine gun fire. He set a splendid example of personal courage and devotion to duty to the men under his charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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