POOLE, William James Sturgiss Grove
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|First Rank||Last Rank||Lieutenant|
|Date||15 August 1882||Place of Birth||Timaru|
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|Served with||Australian Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Last Unit Served With||Australian Infantry, A.I.F., 7th Bn.|
|Military Awards||Recommended for Military Cross but no award made. Pozieres France from 18th to 21st August 1916 2nd Lieut William James Sturgiss Grove Poole is commended for coolness and bravery under fire. He had charge of a platoon holding strong point on Bapaume road, which enemy consistently shelled and razed to the ground several times daily. Lieut. Poole by withdrawing his men slightly to the flanks and into crater holes in vicinity when the shelling became intense, rendered the occupation of this post by the enemy impossible and also prevented heavy casualties to his small garrison. Though wounded in the head on the 19th inst., he has continued to do duty. (7th Batt. A.I.F.)|
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Wounded in the head 19 August 1916.
|Date||9 August 1918||Age|
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|Memorial or Cemetery||Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France|
|Memorial Reference||III. D. 11.|
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Son of Thomas POOLE & Catherine (Kate) nee GROVE. Born 1882, Timaru.
CWGC [27 August 2013]
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