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William John DWYER

Regimental number6242
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
SchoolSt Virgils Catholic College, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address112 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C J Dwyer, 112 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Infantry
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 10 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Cerisy on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of broncho pneumonia. He was awarded for conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty near Creisy, August 18th 1918.
FateDied of disease 31 October 1918
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row EE, Grave No. 13), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Joseph and Susan Margaret DWYER, 12 Devonshire Square, Hobart, Tasmania

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, victory Medal

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