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William Patrick WADE

Regimental number12830
Place of birthMorgan South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressMinindie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Wade, 156 Gilbert Street, W, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th, 13th and 14th October, 1917, East of YPRES, this man did conspicuous work as a stretcher bearer. On three occasions he attended and dressed wounded men lying some distance from the track in an area that was being heavily shelled. Although he had a stretcher case to carry down at the time, he made arrangements for the evacuation of these men, undoubtedly saving them much suffering and possibly their lives, as they would otherwise have been overlooked lying in shell holes.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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