William Inez Tennyson BLACK DCM

Badge Number: 26257

BLACK, William Inez Tennyson

Service Numbers: 2087, S212080
Enlisted: 4 January 1916
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 18th Garrison Battalion
Born: Gourock, Scotland, 16 October 1893
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stationhand
Died: Died of Illness, North Adelaide, South Australia, 13 September 1941, aged 47 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General)
Light Oval, Row 8S, C, Grave 22
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Gawler Ranges Honour Roll, Kingoonya & Tarcoola Honour Roll
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4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1

World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2087, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
16 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2087, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2087


21 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

27 Sep 1939: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN S212080, 18th Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

Distinguished Conduct Medal Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed his machine gun into position, and repelled an enemy counter attack under very heavy fire. He assisted in holding a most important position, and by his courage and resource saved a critical situation.

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