Henry Frederick WILLIAMS

Regimental number1068
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressFalstaff Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, H Williams, c/o P 0 Wikipin, via Narrogin, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium
Commemoration detailsSpecial Memorial No. 26, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Elizabeth WILLIAMS

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. Single handed, he attacked an enemy concrete blockhouse, which was holding up the advance, and captured it, with ten prisoners. He showed the greatest initiative and determination throughout the engagement.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal