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Wilfred William STUMBLES

Regimental number219
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Jane Stumbles, Harbour Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSection 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant/Acting Company Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Whilst under heavy enemy shell fire from 12 midnight to 9.0 a.m. on 29th April 1918, this N.C.O. showed excellent gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to the marshalling of trains and removing traffic in PROVEN yard. He also rendered first aid to several men although he himself was in constant danger of enemy shell fire.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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