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Walter Spencer MILLER

Regimental number7253
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpet planner
AddressWoollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Miller, 56 Cowper Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the night 3rd/4th September in the vicinity of HALLE (PERONNE) while working as stretcher bearer attached to 30th Australian Battalion he continually carried stretcher cases under heavy gas and H.E. Shelling of the road and tracks over which he had to travel. After the other members of his squad had been evacuated or relieved on account of gassing he continued at his post. His cheerful endurance of very trying conditions were a stimulus to the rest of his party and greatly assisted in efficiently maintaining the bearer services. The splendid work done by this man on this occasion is worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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