"He heard the call, he gave it Heed, and now he sleeps in Flanders"
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Service no 2303
Born Myrtle Creek, Maryborough, Qld.
Son of Frederick and Amelia EISENTRAGER
Of Tooley Street, Maryborough, Qld.
Occupation prior to enlistment Bullock Driver
Enlisted 19 June 1916 at Maryborough, Qld.
Served in France
Returned to Australia 10 August 1919 per 'Themistocles'
Queenslanders who fought in the Great War
EISING, William Frederick
Service no 779
Son of Frederick William EISING
Of Blackall, Qld.
Occupation prior to enlistment Labourer
Enlisted 09 October 1915
Served on Western Front
Awarded Military Medal
On 29th September 1918, during operations south of Bony, Private Eising was employed as a Company Runner. When the company was going forward he was sent back to Battalion Headquarters with despatches, and also to guide the ration mules up to the companies. He had to go through exceptionally heavy shellfire and over difficult and strange country in intense darkness and heavy rain. He delivered the message and returned with the ration. He then volunteered to guide the ration parties to each company under heavy shellfire, for which he showed utter disregard. By this splendid bearing he set a great example of courage and devotion to duty to all ranks.
Returned to Australia 23 June 1919
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