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Walter Rupert William HARRISON

Regimental number8406
Place of birthHarden New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address50 Railway Avenue, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Daniel Harrison, 6 Park Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)


Recommendation date: 16 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Walter Rupert
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On 20th October, 1917, near WESTHOEK, east of YPRES, this N.C.O. was in charge of a horse transport detail taking road construction material forward. Heavy shell fire was put down by the enemy and the track was blown away in many places, blocking traffic and creating a dangerously congested state of affairs. This N.C.O. at great risk, organised parties, repaired the road, cleared away wrecked vehicles and relieved the situation, thereby minimising casualties which were already assuming serious proportions. He had on two previous occasions shown marked coolness and courage under similar circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death2 March 1949

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