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Arthur James WILLARD

Regimental number7542
Place of birthTambaroora New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W J Willard, 270 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant service on night 4th/5th March 1918 during raid on enemy trenches in vicinity of WARNETON. Although wounded, he continued to bomb the enemy and remained with his party until time to withdraw. He assisted in the evacuation of the wounded of his party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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