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Bertie Trantie William WRIGHT

Regimental number4930
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
AddressWoombye, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Wright, Spond Farm, Woombye, Queensland
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in action near ZONEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. This N.C.O. handled his Lewis gun with great skill and daring. As soon as the objective was gained he got his gun forward to cover the consolidation, and from this position was able to silence an enemy machine gun which was harrassing the work of consolidation. He worked with great dash throughout the operation and was always cool and collected.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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