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William Lemuel Edward DOMENEY

Regimental number1860
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFlowerpot Channel, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Domeney, Flowerpot Channel, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Cerisy on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership in an attack. After clearing strong opposition from a village, he led forward a party and captured an enemy strong point which was holding up the advance, taking twelve machine guns and some 50 prisoners. He set a fine example of courage and initiative to his company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1514 Pte Edward Tolman DOMENEY MM, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 november 1917; 2560 Pte Owen Thomas DOMENEY, 40th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; Uncles: 2511 Pte Owen Stanley TOLMAN, 26th Bn, died of wounds, 10 August 1916; 2920 Pte Mostyn Edward TOLMAN, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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