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Walter NOCK

Regimental number6006
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
AddressLindum, Wynnum, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, F Nock, Lindum, Wynnum, Queensland
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Casualty Clearing Station
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For bravery under fire, endurance and devotion to duty during every evacuation since coming to FRANCE in June 1916, and particularly throughout the Australian Attack on NOREUIL and the HINDENBURG LINE, near BULLECOURT, 5th April to 12th April 1917. When this unit was at FLERS in December last this man was placed on Light duty from the Bearers to the horse Lines on account of an Exostosis of his right Os Calsis, but when this Unit went into action on this recent occasion he reverted to the Bearers at his own request indicating that his foot occasioned him no troubled - his Section Sergeant noticed him to be carrying on though exceedingly lame and not complaining at all - he was sent off duty at the latter end of the evacuation and investigation showed his FOOT to be badly inflamed - this man displayed great heroism in thus sticking to his work when he should certainly have gone off duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1950

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