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William SAY

Regimental number3598
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressPO, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, T Say, Burrowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT between 30th September and 2nd October 1918 this Signalling Corporal on Battalion Headquarters. Within two hours of the attack he went out with his linesmen, and personally reconnoitred a route for, and laid a Line to the Front Line in spite of heavy artillery fire, and very heavy Machine Gun Fire from the front and both flanks, and that the last 600 yards of this Line had to be laid under direct enemy observation. Later on during the day he directed the laying of a fresh line thus establishing an alternative route to the front line, and securing almost continuous communication throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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