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Walter George RICHARDSON

Regimental number518
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressLarravale via Beaudesert, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Jane Richardson, Showview, Tina Street, Beaudesert, Queensland
Enlistment date3 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919

Military Medal

attack east of LE VERGUIER. He brought a message back through very heavy fire asking for more S.A.A., and then guided the party carrying the ammunition back to the guns. At this time the shelling was very severe, but Private RICHARDSON by his coolness and initiative succeeded in getting all the ammunition to its destination. His disregard for personal safety set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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