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William J. T. Commons


2nd Trench Mortar Battery

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: E. Midlin
  • Plaque: 1860

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Born in Happy Valley, Grenville, Victoria and a Labourer by Occupation, William James Thomas Commons enlisted on the 5th of August 1915 in the Field Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 4, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Gunner, Number 13155, and was listed as returned to Australia on the 29th of May 1919. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS 'Malwa' on the 21st of March 1916. Appointed Gunner on the 17th of November 1915 in the 4th Field Ambulance 4th Reinforcements. Mustered Driver, France on the 28th of August 1916; re-mustered as a Gunner, France on the 19th of September 1916. Gunner to Hospital Sick, France on the 19th of February 1918. Gunner re-joined Unit from Detachment to Divisional Trench Mortar School on the 16th of December 1918. Fate Returned to Australia on the 29th of May 1919 and Disembarked on the 22nd of July 1919 and Discharged on the 13th of September 1919 with the Termination of period of enlistment. Tree No. 1860

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour