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Herbert E. Williams


6th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Miss G. Gedling
  • Plaque: 744

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Henry Frederick Williams was born in Ballarat but enlisted as a farm labourer in Wickepin, WA. He was 21 and single. He was posted to 6th Infantry battalion with Regimental No. 1068. During his service e was promoted to Sergeant. His citation read...".. single handed attacked an enemy concrete blockhouse... by his dash and determination he captured the post and ten prisoners...".On 28th October 1917 he was killed in action at Passchendaele, and is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for æconspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. Single handed, he attacked an enemy concrete blockhouse, which was holding up the advance, and captured it, with ten prisoners. He showed the greatest initiative and determination throughout the engagement.'
Tree No. 744

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour