|Place of birth||Brisbane Queensland|
|Address||43 Marmion Street, Camperdown, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Phoebe Matilda Williams, Marmion Street, Camperdown, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
'On morning of 14th May, 1918 near MORLANCOURT, when enemy attacked our line, this N.C.O. was with a bombing section that held back a strong enemy bombing attack down our trench, sufficiently to enable a block to be established. Corporal WILLIAMS did good work and set a fine example in holding the enemy back and prtocecting a Lewis gun by bombing when the enemy were in front and rear of the section of trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Bar to Military Medal
'During the attack on MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, on 31st August 1918, and after the objective had been gained, this N.C.O. went forward with a party to mop up the village. He, single handed, dealt with numerous enemy snipers, and either killed or captured the occupants of the enemy posts that were holding up the advance. Later, when the enemy counter attacked, he volunteered personally to man and fire a Lewis Gun which was out in a forward position, and on which three No. 1's had been wounded in 15 minutes. He was wounded whilst manning this gun which he kept in action for a considerable time under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire. This N.C.O.'s behaviour during the whole of the operations is worthy of the highest praise, and was an example of daring and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
War service: Western FrontMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.
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