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William Thomas Leonard TREMBATH

Regimental number594
Place of birthMoonta South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMoonta Mines, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Dunstan, Moonta Mines, South Australia
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES on the night of 5th February, 1917, at about 7 p.m., Lance Corporal TREMBATH was in charge of the Lewis gun. Ascertaining that a member of a scout patrol operating in front of his sector had been wounded by enemy machine gun fire, he engaged the enemy's gun from over the parapet, he himself being exposed to heavy fire, thus enabling the wounded man to be brought back. He succeeded in silencing the enemy gun, and then, handing over his own weapon, crawled out to the front of our wire and assisted scout ANKIGNOW (who was exhausted) to carry the wounded man back to our lines. This work was carried out in bright moonlight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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