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William WILLIAMS

Regimental number2992
Place of birthCamperdown New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clarice Williams, c/o Mrs Neame, 3 Great Thorne Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attacking an enemy strong point that was holding up our attack, and capturing twenty three prisoners, aided by four of his comrades. He personally reconnoitred the trenches round the strong point, and gained valuable information, afterwards assisting very ably to break up a hostile counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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