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William VANE

Regimental number85
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationAccountant
Address'Birchgrove', O'Connor Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSusan Vane, 'Birchgrove', O'Connor Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Private VANE has shown great devotion to duty and his work has been of much value to the R.M.O. At POZIERES during the periods from 25th July to 5th August, 1916 and 21st to 27th August, 1916, the dressing stations were in exposed positions with inadequate cover. His work has been to the entire satisfaction of Captain PERN R.M.O. and he has shown a complete disregard of shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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