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Walker HARRINGTON

Regimental number2142
Place of birthLyttelton New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's officer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Harrington, 28 Mannings Place, Woolstan, Christchurch, New Zeland
Enlistment date25 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Gallant action, showing great courage and rendering valuable services on 4 May 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Walker spelt Walter
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack he volunteered as bayonet man when the other men had become casualties, and followed up the bombing attack with great courage. Although wounded he still continued, and later threw bombs under heavy machine gun fire until exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death31 October 1970

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