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William Wright EDMONDS

Regimental number1118
Date of birth--/03/1883
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber and gas fitter
Address22 Charles Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Lilian Edmonds, 27 Chalis Avenue, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name34th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF34
Promotion date: 8 February 1917


Unit: INF34
Promotion date: 30 May 1917

Unit: Perm Super List

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work on 18 May 1917.
Recommendation date: 19 May 1917

Military Cross

Work on 18-19 May 1917 near Armentieres.
Recommendation date: 22 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During heavy bombardment and hostile raid he controlled his men so efficiently that the raiders were driven off with severe loss. His courage and coolness throughout were responsible for the repulse of the enemy and a splendid example to all.'
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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