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William Wemyss ROSE

Place of birthShepparton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
Address'Clunes', Armadale Street, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs C J Rose, 'Clunes', Armadale Street, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military service56th Infantry
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack, when a very heavy and accurate fire was concentrated on his battalion, which suffered severe casualties. By his cheerful courage, energy, and example he rendered invaluable service in maintaining the fire of his guns during the action. Subsequently he superintended the removal of the wounded under a heavy barrage and his work throughout was a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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

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