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Regimental number16237
Place of birthBrigg England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Barrington Williamson, c/o Norton, Smith and Co, O'Connel Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion during operations near Peronne, on 30th August 1918, when he carried out a daring reconnaissance to within 200 yards of the enemy machine gun nests under direct observation. On 31st August, in charge of bridge construction across the Somme, although driven off the bridge by very heavy shelling, he persisted again and again in his work and opened it for horse transport in five hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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