The AIF Project

William Herbert ENGLISH

Regimental number6966
Place of birthClermont Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressSpringsure, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W English, Springsure, Queensland
Enlistment date26 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateKilled in Action 27 April 1918
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 14), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'In the advance of PASCHENDAELE Ridge, north east of YPRES, 27th September, 1917, this soldier acted in the capacity of runner between Company and Battalion Headquarters. He also acted as guide. His work in the face of heavy enemy artillery and machine gun fire was highly commendable and he displayed great courage and gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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