Name: William Thomas Cresswell

 

Birth Date: 1890 Where: London, England
Died: Where:
Place of Enlistment: Bundaberg, Queensland Age: 25
Serial Number: 40 Battalion: 26th, Signals Company
Rank on Enlistment: Private Rank on Discharge/Death: Private

Awards: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal,

 

Photograph Cresswell

Service Details:

 

 

7 April

1915                      Enlisted

9 June

1915                      Embarked Australia

August

1915                      Embarked Egypt

10 Sept. – 12 Dec.

1915                      Gallipoli

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

29 July – 27 Aug.

1916                      Pozieres (Sausage Valley)

4 August

1916                      Pozieres

6 September

1916                      Belgium

14 October

1916                      Promoted Corporal

October

1916                      Ypres and Dernacourt

3 November

1916                      Battle of Ancres Heights & Fricourt

8 November

1916                      Hospital (Trench Fever)

7 March

1917                      Rejoined Battalion

26 March

1917                      Wounded, Attack on Malt Trench

5 February

1918                      Rejoined Battalion

7 April

1918                      Dernacourt

20 April

1918                      Ville Sur-Ancre

May

1918                      Morlancourt

27 June

1918                      Villers-Bretonneux

20 July

1918                      Reverted to Sapper at own request

8 August

1918                      Battle of Amiens

29 August

1918                      Somme

2 Sept

1918                      Mont St. Quentin

31 October

1918                      Married, England

11 November

1918                      Armistice

21 June

1919                      Returned to Australia, with wife

 

 

 

 

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