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William TUDDIN

Regimental number770
Place of birthDaylesford Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMcArthur Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Tuddin, McArthur Street, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date25 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll770A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack near BEAUREVOIR, east of PERONNE, on 4th October, 1918. When his platoon was checked by machine gun fire from an enemy post, this Lewis gunner dashed forward firing from the hip and engaged the enemy gun. His fire forced the enemy to evacuate and enabled our advance to proceed. Arriving at the objective he pushed forward with his gun to cover the consolidation. Though exposed not only to frontal but also to enfilade fire he held on in this position and caused considerable loss to the enemy, who in scattered parties were endeavouring to dig in close to our trenches. This man's bearing and skill at arms were most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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