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William Harold CONWELL

Place of birthGympie Queensland
AddressGympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Janet Summers Conwell, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name52nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 9 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took charge of his company and worked untiringly, pushing positions forward and encouraging his men at a moment when they were in danger owing to our own shell fire falling short. By his personal example and energy he got his men to dig deep trenches for their protection, in spite of their being greatly exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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