William John KIM MM

William John Kim MM Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Drayton
Resided
Leyburn
Occupation
Selector
Enlisted
22-November-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
37
Status
Single
Service No
585
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, C Company
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
No
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
April 1919
Notes

Military Medal citation: "On 31 July 1917 east of Warneton-Gapaard, this man showed great bravery during the action against enemy strong points. He was mainly responsible for the rapid evacuation of wounded up till 8 pm, when he himself became a casualty. His absolute disregard for machine-gun and shell fire in carrying out his duties as stretcher-bearer was very marked. He organised reliefs for stretcher-bearers and led them into the shattered areas. Enemy snipers were very active in this section."

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