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William TWIST

Regimental number583
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
AddressWilton Street, Glebe, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Lewis Twist, Wilton Street, Glebe, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of three traffic control posts in Warfusee-Abancourt on the 9th August 1918 and, although this town was under constant shell fire from the enemy during that period, Lance Corporal Twist by his gallant conduct and splendid example to the men entrusted to his charge was the means of maintaining a constant and even flow of traffic during a period when there was every likelihood of serious blocks taking place.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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