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Wilfred Stroud BOTHAMLEY

Regimental number4675
Place of birthNewtown New South Wales
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressMinworth, 78 Wardell Road, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Bothamley, Minworth, 78 Wardell Road, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For exhibiting great courage during a bombing attack and continuing to throw with good effect whilst wounded until severely wounded a second time.
Recommendation date: 13 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE near NOREUIL on the 2nd/3rd May he exhibited great courage during a bombing attack and stuck to his post when wounded, and kept on throwing bombs with good effect. He helped a wounded comrade to the R.A.P. returning immediately to assist in the bombing. He persisted until severely wounded a second time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 January 1969

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