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Guilford WILLIAMS

Regimental number2919
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Alfred Williams, Gregor Creek, Wyimbun Esk, Queensland
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Guilford spelt Guildford
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Near HOOGE, FRANCE on 20th September, 1917 during the attack on GLENCORSE and POLYGONVELDE WOODS Cpl. WILLIAMS showed great initiative, determination and pluck, leading his section into action with great dash. He attacked and captured an enemy Strong Point notwithstanding the resistance offered by the enemy therein, and when all was clear, reorganised his section and moved forward to the assault of the 3rd objective and assisted greatly in its consolidation. He remained at this post until the Battalion was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death4 June 1943

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