William Edgar STANBURY MM

STANBURY, William Edgar

Service Numbers: 997, V91811, V352583
Enlisted: 29 February 1916, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (VIC)
Born: MORTLAKE, VIC, 12 October 1894
Home Town: Darlington, Moyne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chauffeur
Died: Mortlake, Victoria, Australia, 9 July 1893, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mortlake Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Darlington & District Honour Roll, Darlington State School Old Scholars Honour Roll, Darlington War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
20 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
20 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion
8 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, GSW to right hand. Evacuated to hospital (France). Rejoined unit 5 August 1917.
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele
27 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge, On 4th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and initiative in action. When his Platoon was held up by an enemy strong-point, firing two Machine guns, he, on his own initiative, worked forwarded, sniping the enemy gunners and so enabling others to advance and capture the whole garrison consisting of one Officer and Twenty Other Ranks. Throughout the whole day, he exhibited great coolness and disregard of self and by his skilful sniping, enabled his Platoon to advance against other strong points.
8 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 38th Infantry Battalion, France
28 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
21 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 38th Infantry Battalion, France
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
31 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", GSW to right leg and chest sustained near Clery sur Somme. Evacuated to UK. Never rejoined unit.
30 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 997, 38th Infantry Battalion, RTA 25 January 1919 and discharged (TPE).

World War 2 Service

9 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V91811, 3 Garrison Battalion (Vic), Private
16 Jan 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V91811, 3 Garrison Battalion (Vic), Private
1 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V352583, Volunteer Defence Corps (VIC), 7th Battalion VDC. Private
1 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V352583
31 Oct 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V352583, Volunteer Defence Corps (VIC), 7th Battalion VDC. Lieutenant

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