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William Lorenzo WALLACE

Regimental number6434
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
AddressR.A.F.A. Barracks, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Wallace, 'Tipperary', 406 Ryrie Street, Geelong East, Victoria
Previous military serviceRAFA
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his section when the battery was ordered to move forward, and led them to their new position. Though wounded, he remained at duty, and got both guns into action. His courage, skill, and determination during a very difficult operation were invaluable to his battery. Later, when the ammunition in one of the gun pits was set on fire by enemy shelling, he extinguished the fire, and saved a large quantity of ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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