MCGRATH, William

Service Numbers: 268, 268 - WW1, V80058 - WW2
Enlisted: 23 September 1914
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 12th Garrison Battalion
Born: Taradale, Victoria, 12 February 1887
Home Town: South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
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23 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1

World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 268, 8th Light Horse Regiment
25 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 268, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne

World War 2 Service

29 Sep 1939: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN 268 - WW1, V80058 - WW2, 12th Garrison Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
29 Jul 1940: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, SN 268 - WW1, V80058 - WW2, 12th Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Enlisted in World War One and embarked overseas with the 8th Light Horse Regiment as a Corporal. Was promoted throughout the war to the rank of Major and was awarded the Military Cross. 

Re-enlisted in World War Two. Was appointed as a Captain in the 12th Garrison Battalion and was medically discharged from the same uni in 1944 with the rank of Major and holding the position of Second in Command.  



Military Cross

1914/15 Star: 4287

British War Medal: 7681

Victory Medal: 7597 

War Medal - for WWII

Australian Service Medal - for WWII