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Thomas WILLIAMSON

Regimental number3484
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helena Victoria Williamson, Whinney Heys, Evans Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceInst'l Staff
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name58th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during attack on PERONNE on 2nd September 1916. When all except 1 Officer became casualties in the Company this N.C.O. took charge of 2 platoons and carried forward the attack by leading his men through the front wave who were badly shaken by shell fire. His initiative and leadership at a critical moment gave new life to the attack as in the dash forward his platoons captured the Machine Guns which were delaying the advance to the objective, on reaching the objective Sergeant WILLIAMSON showed the greatest skill in consolidating his position in depth and sending out battle patrols to keep touch with the enemy. His work at a most critical moment was of the utmost value to his side.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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