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Regimental number3969
Place of birthCorrimal, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTarrawanna, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J M Williamson, Tarrawanna, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'He carried despatches during the operations in the vicinity of PERONNE on the 1st and 2nd September, 1918 through heavy barrages and at all times during the advance showed conspicuous bravery and initiative. In several instances it was entirely due to the bravery of this soldier that communication was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date23 August 1919 - Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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