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Walter Frederick REIDY

Regimental number2463
Place of birthBurwood New South Wales
AddressBurwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Thomas Reidy, 'Walton', Nicholson Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the period from 25th February 1918 to 16th September 1918 this N.C.O. has performed many gallant services. He has co-operated with Infantry patrols at night on many occasions displaying initiative and resource of a high order. At Morlancourt on July 29th he kept his gun in action until all his ammunition was exhausted in spite of a heavy enemy barrage. His courage and coolness have been an inspiration to his men on many occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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