Edwin WILLIAMS MM

WILLIAMS, Edwin

Service Number: 1194
Enlisted: 14 September 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Manchester, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
27 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1194, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: '' 1st Reinforcements
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1194, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1194, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
8 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1194, 10th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, Wounded 23 August - rejoined unit 21 Jan 1917
6 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1194, 10th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), Bullet wound face back arm and thigh Rejoined unit 31 Aug 1917
31 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1194, 10th Infantry Battalion, Raid on Celtic Wood

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Raid on Celtic Wood 

Corporal Edwin Williams is another of the 19 unwounded men who returned from the raid. Edwin had been wounded at Mouquet Farm in August 1916 and again at Bullecourt in May 1917.

Recommendation for Military Medal.

 ‘ After a demonstration against enemy position in CELTIC WOOD, east of YPRES made by his company on 9/10/17 1917, Cpl. WILLIAMS remained with and bandaged 2 wounded men in a shell hole in the Wood. When darkness came he crawled into the front line and obtained assistance and led a carrying party to and brought back the 2 men into safety. His courage and determination beyond doubt saved his comrades from either perishing from their wounds or being captured by the enemy.’

Returned to Australia in March 1919.

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