Captain William Francis James McCann

Service number 405
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant, Major, Sergeant, Temporary Major
Birth Date 19 April 1892
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Death Date 14 December 1957
Death Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Final Rank Captain
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Adelaide
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1916-09-22
Published in London Gazette in 1919-02-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1918-11-07
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-12-14
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-03-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-06-03

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Major
    London Gazette
    01 February 1919 on page 1615 at position 8
    Commonwealth Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 944 at position 6
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8830 at position 34
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1660 at position 18
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    07 November 1918 on page 13144 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 March 1919 on page 373 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    22 September 1916 on page 9285 at position 13
    Commonwealth Gazette
    14 December 1916 on page 3382 at position 14
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain

Timeline

Date of birth 19 April 1892
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 24 August 1914 Enlisted with the 10th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 29 July 1916
Date of honour or award 22 September 1916 Awarded the Military Cross.
Date of recommendation honour or award 14 August 1918
Other 27 August 1918 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Other 1918-09-30 - 1918-10-04 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 07 November 1918 Awarded the Bar to the Military Cross.
Other 1919-01-01 - 1919-03-17 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 01 February 1919 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Date returned to Australia 20 May 1919
Date of honour or award 11 July 1919 Mention in Despatches.
Date of death 14 December 1957