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Walter Augustine Wayth GUDGEON

Regimental number1548
Date of birth--/04/1888
Place of birthBlenheim New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank teller
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Gudgeon, 444 Madras Street Christchurch, New Zealand
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF11
Promotion date: 1 September 1917


Unit: INF11
Promotion date: 1 January 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Awarded)

Many gallant acts and consistent good work throughout whole of operations, setting magnificant example to others. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With thrity N.O.C.'s and men he carried out a raid which, owing tohis previous thorough reconnaissance and able leadership, was a complete success. Wirhout suffering a casualty he inflicted heavy losses on the enemy and brought back fifteen prisoners and one machine gun.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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