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William Dunstan
Birth: Mar. 8, 1895
Ballarat
Victoria, Australia
Death: Mar. 2, 1957
Victoria, Australia

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Victoria, Australia, he served as a Corporal in the 7th Battalion, Australian Forces. In actions at Lone Pine Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, August 9, 1915, Corporal Dunstan with an officer and another Corporal, captured a trench which was being counter attacked by the enemy. As the enemy advanced up and blew up a sandbag barricade, Corporal Dunstan with his men repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade, but although his officer was wounded, he held his ground, assisted by his other Corporal, maintained the position under heavy bombardment. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Marjorie Dunstan (____ - 1974)
 
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Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Springvale
Victoria, Australia
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2003
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William Dunstan
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 Added: Mar. 8, 2014

- Republican
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
Never forgotten...God bless you William Dunstan
- Dee
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
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