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William Montague CORY

Regimental number307
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressVermount, Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinHenry Cory, Vermount, Warwick, Queensland
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of sixteen guns in a night attack on a village. Although his guns were all in position over a wide front, and he had very short notice of the attack, he had them all ready to move off at zero hour. He made a thorough reconnaissance of the forward positions, and sited his guns to cover the consolidation. He led his company in the attack on five different days, and always with good results.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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

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