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Walter HOOD

Regimental number72
Date of birth1892
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHeriot Street, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a carrying party from Brigade Headquarters to the front line. All carrying had to be done over the open under hostile barrage, but, notwithstanding this, he managed, under the most strenuous conditions, to maintain a supply of grenades to the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front (wounded, Amiens)

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Walter Ferguson HOOD
Date of death19 October 1971
Age at death81
Place of burialAltona Memorial Park, Melbourne, Victoria

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