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Walter Carlyle HENZELL

Regimental number1958
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSandgate Road, Nundah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Ernest Carlyle Henzell, Sandgate Road, Nundah, Queensland
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and S.M. HENZELL

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon in a bombing attack with great dash and gallantry. He captured three trench mortars and a large quantity of ammunition. His courage and zeal largely contributed to the speedy capture of the remainder of the enemy trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1939
Age at death46
Place of burialBrisbane Crematorium, Queensland

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