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Other NamesWilliam Harland
ReligionChurch of England
Address205 Rose Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J H Bunning, 205 Rose Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateDischarged 12 February 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He penetrated the position and established his posts, and although his numbers were much depleted by casualties, he repelled two counter attacks, causing the enemy severe loss. He personally carried out a reconnaissance and kept his commanding officer informed of the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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