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Walter Pugh PRICE

Regimental number3492
Place of birthDaylesford Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOperator
AddressTallarook, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs E Price, Lynden, Tallarook, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During attack by the 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Brigades on the HINDENBURG LINE on 3rd May, 1917, and following days, Sergeant PRICE was in charge of all power buzzer and amplifier communications in that area. To adequately superintend the four stations that were in operation and get rations, water and accumulators to the forward stations necessitated constant passing to and fro through enemy shell fire in very exposed positions at great personal risk. On the 5th instant, about mid-day, the power buzzer at U.29.B.6.7. was reported "dis". Sergeant PRICE went up immediately through very heavy shelling and rectified the fault, restoring communication when it was very urgently needed. The success of the Power buzzer communications forward has been largely due to the determination and gallant conduct of this N.C.O.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3544 Sapper Pte James Thomas PRICE, 1st Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.

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