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William WEBER

Regimental number613
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Weber, Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and courage during the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE on 18th September 1918 near LE VERGUIER North West of ST. QUENTIN. While in charge of packhorses although subjected to exceptionally heavy enemy Machine Gun Fire, this driver displayed such coolness and discretion in the handling of the horses that he ensured the delivery of the ammunition. Packhorses in other places were killed and it was owing to the skilful manner in which this man led his horses that no casualties resulted. Throughout, his coolness and initiative set a fine example to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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