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 William Donovan Joynt

William Donovan Joynt

Birth
Elsternwick, Glen Eira City, Victoria, Australia
Death 5 May 1986 (aged 97)
Windsor, Stonnington City, Victoria, Australia
Burial Caulfield South, Glen Eira City, Victoria, Australia
Memorial ID 7768414 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant, in 8th Battalion, Victoria Australian Forces. On August 23, 1918, during an assault on the Germans at Chuignes, France, Lieutenant Joynt's company commander was killed. He immediately took charge of the company, dashing out in front of his men, he led a magnificent frontal bayonet attack and secured the critical situation. For gallant leadership, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and promoted Captain.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7768414
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Donovan Joynt (19 Mar 1889–5 May 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7768414, citing Brighton General Cemetery, Caulfield South, Glen Eira City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .