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Williamson-T-Sgt-3484

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 6 years ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Williamson T        Sgt    3484    Thomas             58 Inf Bn    34    Soldier    Married    C of E       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Evans St,”Whinney Heys”   

Next of Kin:    Williamson, Helena Victoria, Mrs, wife, “Whinney Heys”, Evans St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    16 Feb 1917 

Embarked:     A16 Port Melbourne 16 Jul 1917 (Sydney)  

Prior Service:     Instrnl Staff   

Awards: Military Medal

 

Recommendation for Military Medal

 

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during attack on PERONNE on 2/9/18.  When all except 1 Officer became casualties in the Coy, his NCO took charge of 2 platoons and carried forward the attack by leading his men through the front wave who were badly shaken by shell fire.  His initiative and leadership at a critical moment gave new life to the attack as in the dash forward his platoons captured the Machine Guns which were delaying the advance to the objective; on reaching the objective Sgt Williamson showed the greatest skill in consolidating his position in depth and sending out battle patrols to keep touch with the enemy.  His work at a most critical moment was of the utmost value to his side.

 

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1068174--26-.PDF

 

 

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

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