William James HALL MC

HALL, William James

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 2 September 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hughenden, Queensland, 8 May 1890
Home Town: Hughenden, Flinders, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
1 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
24 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 52nd Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
16 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion
17 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Villers-Bretonneux
1 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 50th Infantry Battalion, Rank of Temporary Captain
22 Mar 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion, Relinquished rank of Temporary Captain, to be Lieutenant.
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 50th Infantry Battalion

Military Cross Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night counter attack this officer led his platoon with dash and skill against successive strong points, and after his company commander became a casualty he controlled the direction of the company to the final objective. By his bold leading the company was successfully established and linked up with the flank battalion of the adjoining brigade. He showed fine judgement in consolidating and maintaining the position until relieved.

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