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Walter Mizpah HOPWOOD

Regimental number569
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
AddressNellie Street, Mundah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs E Roseberry, Nellie Street, Nundah, Queensland
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 19th./20th. August 1916, at POZIERES, FRANCE, he did valuable work in the evacuating of wounded under heavy shell fire, doing extra work voluntarily and rendering himself conspicuous in the opinion of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Landed at Gallipoli and served as a stretcher bearer in France where he was wounded in 1917.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 October 1967

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