Horace James WILLIAMS

Regimental number3649
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Williams, 229 Harrington Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Carrying messages under heavy fire from hostile machine guns and enemy artillery. He ably assisted his officer on reconnaissance work, assisting in the capture of enemy post of 20 prisoners and also on another post, killing two of the enemy. His courage, initiative and skill were largely responsible for the success of the Mortars in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal