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The remarkable story of William Allan Irwin

During the 1918 battle of Mont St Quentin in France, William Allan Irwin rushed three separate machine gun nests in the face of heavy fire capturing the crew and guns single handedly.  While rushing a fourth he was severely wounded and died from his wounds at 61st Casualty Clearing Station.

What is so remarkable about this story is that at the time, Australia didn’t even consider William a citizen because he was of Aboriginal descent.

Military Historian Jay Walsh brings us the story of this courageous Soldier.

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