William Alexander (Bill) MOWATT (MOWAT) MM

MOWATT (MOWAT), William Alexander

Service Number: 2739
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 13th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Maryborough, Victoria, 30 January 1894
Home Town: Maryborough, Central Goldfields, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway employee
Died: Natural causes, Moe, Victoria, 1976
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2739, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2739, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2739, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
27 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 13th Field Artillery Brigade
9 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 25th Field Artillery Brigade
24 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 13th Field Artillery Brigade
24 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2739, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, Villers-Bretonneux, GSW (left buttock)
24 Apr 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by Gary Mowat

2739 William Alexander MOWATT (born MOWAT) was the twin-brother to 2722 Charles James MOWATT (born MOWAT) who both enlisted on 19 Jul 1915 at Maryborough, Victoria, and embarked together aboard "Ulysses" on 27 Oct 1915.

On 24 Apr 1918 William Alexander MOWATT was wounded in the back and arm (left buttock), and suffering considerable pain he continued his task of retrieving his horses to harness up to his wagon, under very heavy H. E. and Gas shell bombardment, he finally collapsed from his wounds and had to be evacuated - Awarded the Military Medal

"...2739 Driver William Alexander Mowatt, 6th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion, of Maryborough, Vic. Dvr Mowatt enlisted on 19 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses on 27 October 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal (MM) on 29 August 1918 whilst serving with the 13th Field Artillery Brigade. He returned to Australia on 23 June 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)