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Walter Denzel LITTLE

Regimental number5977
Place of birthDeloraine Tasmania
AddressForth, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr D Little, Forth, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Lihons on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 19 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on LIHONS on August 11th, 1918 Private LITTLE was on two occasions the foremost man in actually rushing enemy machine guns which were causing many casualties in an advance across an open stretch of country. He himself killed four of the enemy. He inspired everyone by his fine fighting spirit and remarkable courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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