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William Christopher BORSERIO

Regimental number3252
Place of birthLidcombe New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFifth Avenue, Hyde Park, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Borserio, Hyde Park, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT from 30th September to 2nd October 1918 this N.C.O. displayed marked coolness, judgement and bravery throughout the whole operation. He was one of a small party who bombed 600 yards up the main enemy trench and caused many casualties by his excellent grenade throwing. During an enemy counter attack he stood up on the parapet regardless of his personal safety and threw bombs at the advancing enemy with great effect. He was to be seen throughout in the midst of the very thickest of the fighting and set a splendid example of courage and determination to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death30 June 1967
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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