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William Edwin CARSON

Regimental number45
Date of birth15 May 1889
Place of birthSimla, India
AddressPO, Logan, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.3
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Carson, Aucloit Cottage, Mussooree, Upper India
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Bangalore Cadets, India.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Consistent good work since Battalion arrived in France. Has shown courage and resource at all times.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, Iraq

Selected for special duty with the Imperial Army, 25 January 1918 (Dunsterforce).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 19 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 30 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 18 October 1939; discharged, 21 March 1944, as V81603, Corporal, 12th Garrison Bn.
Date of death10 January 1975
Place of burialCremated: ashes interred, Springvale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARSON William Edwin

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