The AIF Project

Walter John ROSE

Date of birth12 August 1885
Place of birthDunedin New Zealand
Addressc/o Amalgamated Zinc Coy Ltd, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John Rose, Titan Manufacturing Coy, Montague, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service82nd Infantry
Enlistment date27 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion


Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Promotion date: 1 May 1916

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of artillery roads and mule tracks, supervising their repair and construction, and encouraging the men under shell fire and attacks by aeroplane. His ingenuity in the employment of whatever material came handy, and his determination to complete the work, enabled the roads to be kept open for traffic at all hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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