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William George SWINTON

Regimental number971
Place of birthGreta New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressAnvil Creek, Greta, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Swinton, Anvil Creek, Greta, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He set a splendid example of courage and determination under heavy fire, thereby encouraging the men of his section to rebuild part of a communication trench at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Date of death6 August 1950

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