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Walter Herbert Edgar LILLEYMAN

Regimental number5376
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressRobinson Avenue, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H R Lilleyman, 72 Robinson Avenue, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for his great gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on LE VERGUIER on the morning of the 18th September 1918. After his Platoon Commander had become a casualty early in the operation, he quickly re-organised and assumed command of the greater portion of the Platoon, and despite heavy machine gun fire kept his position in the line of advance. It is due to the great gallantry and initiative displayed by this Non-Commissioned Officer that the possibility of a gap in the line was averted. For his courage and excellent leadership on this occasion he is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 June 1976

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