The AIF Project


Regimental number3715
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address55 Grose Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Beckeridge, 55 Grose Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 August 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 RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Conspicuous courage and devotion to duty on 12 October 1916. (Verbranden Molen).
Recommendation date: 16 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Medal

'These men [2606 W.L. Grace and 1153 T.H. McColl] were members of the 2nd Aust. Battn. Raiding party on night of 12/13th October 1916, when they came under heavy Bomb and Rifle fire; their courage largely assisted the Officers to re-organise their parties, and set an example that helped to make the raid a success, they are worthy of special recommendations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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