Sergeant William Frederick Granland 1411

Accession Number AWM2016.538.2
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital pigment print
Maker Parke, Trent
Date made 2014 (printed 2016)
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Period 2010-2019

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Photograph of the tree planted on the Avenue of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria, in recognition of the service of 1411 Sergeant William Fredrick Granland, 35th Battalion. This photograph is from a series of 22 images taken by Trent Parke titled WW1 Avenue of Honour.

Artist's original caption: Sergeant William Fredrick Granland 1411
35th Battalion A.I.F.
Enlisted: Aged 27 years and 4 months: 7th February 1916
Height: 5 foot 7 inches
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Blue
Complexion: Ruddy
No natural teeth in upper jaw
Operation scar
Electrical Laborer by trade
01/05/16 Embarked
04/03/18 Awarded Meritorious Service Medal *
04/10/18 Wounded in Action - gunshot wound R/leg: France 04/01/19 Return to Australia
* “For conspicuous and sustained devotion to duty and transport Sergeant during period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918. By his fine organizing ability, and his personal courage he has moved supplies forward to his units with perfection and regularity under most difficult and dangerous conditions. He did specially good work in the 3rd Battle of YPRES during the month of October, 1917.”
Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 110
Date: 25th July 1918 / National Archives of Australia