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Walter MOORE

Regimental number3990
Place of birthColeraine Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressState Savings Bank, Pass Book
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs A Brooks, Myamym, via Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work at St.Martins Wood on 23 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "29 August and 1 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 23 August 1918, when his company was held up by machine gun fire in the advance on St. Martin's Wood. He crept out to within 50 yards of the post and endeavoured to snipe the gun team, but, failing in this, he fetched up two rifle grenades, with which he killed two, and then captured the remaining six, enabling the company to advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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