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William Edward SING

Regimental number355
Place of birthClermont, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressProserpine near Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Sing, Clermont PO, Clermont, Queensland
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll355A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry from May to September, 1915, at Anzac, as a sniper. His courage and skill were most marked, and he was responsible for a very large number of casualties among the enemy, no risk being too great for him to take.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death1943
Age at death57
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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