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Walter Cyril GODFREY

Regimental number61
Date of birth--/05/1895
Place of birthCandelo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButter maker
Address'Kameruka', Candelo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Andrew James Godfrey, 'Kameruka', Candelo, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 8 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'For good reconnaissance work and for gallant conduct in attack in command of a mortar detachment.'
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out a fine reconnaissance in "No Man's Land" and did fine work with his mortar detachment. Later he took command of an infantry party. Though seriously wounded he stuck to his post till he collapsed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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