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Walter George MOREY

Regimental number91
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber
Address11 Ross Street, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs Morey, 11 Ross Street, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military service7th Field Company Engineers ,Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


'Work at Hazebrouck April-July and near Villers Bretonneux in 1818.'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistently good work and devotion to duty fron 25th February to 16th September, 1918. In the operations in the defence of HAZEBROUCK from April to July and later forward of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, Corporal MOREY showed coolness and judgment. On one occasion when forward dump was being established and the teams were being subjected to heavy shell fire by his coolness he displayed resistance in getting the teams clear.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 May 1978
Age at death82
Place of burialScott's Creek Cemetery, Victoria

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