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Walter HEINCESLATER

Regimental number2052
Place of birthWoodwide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoodside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C Heinceslater, Woodside, South Australia
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th September, 1917, near ZONEBEKE this man was a Battalion Headquarters runner and did some most important and dangerous runs. Twice when the telephone line was cut by heavy shell fire and two runners were killed endeavouring to get through to the front line he cheerfully undertook to do the run and succeeded at great personal risk in delivering the message.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2060 Pte Maurice Wilfred HEINCESLATER, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 October 1965

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