William Leslie GARRARD MC

GARRARD, William Leslie

Service Numbers: Officer, 179
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Brighton, Tas.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tas., 27 June 1883
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Master
Died: July 1959, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
Aust Imp Forc Arch 3 South 4 F
Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour, Townsville Grammar School WWI Honour Board, University of Tasmania
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 40th Infantry Battalion, Brighton, Tas.
20 Oct 1914: Embarked SN 179, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
20 Oct 1914: Involvement SN 179, 12th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Involvement Lieutenant, 40th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Embarked Lieutenant, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Mrs Phyllis A Garrard, 5 Browne Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. he showed great determination and resource when in command of his company under heavy fire, and afterwards in charge of a section of the brigade line of consolidation.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918