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Walter Tharrett Gladstone WILLIAMES

Regimental number5774
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressHill End, Moe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Williames, Hill End, Moe, Victoria
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operations south of PASSCHENDAELE on 26th October, 1917 he was one of a party engaged on the construction of a strong point in the line of the final objective of the attack. To reach the site he conducted the carrying party of which he was in charge over three miles of almost impasible country under heavy shell fire. On reaching the site he soon had his party at work on their tasks which he ably and gallantly supervised throughout the day, the work coming under continuous shell fire. His sustained cheerfulness and devotion to duty and example of self sacrifice contributed in no small degree to the successful completion of a valuable defensive work.'
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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