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William John SALTER

Regimental number2403
Date of birth27 April 1890
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationStudent Baptist College
AddressKoroop via Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William Salter, Koroop via Kerang, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For consistent gallant conduct and devotion to duty as Stretcher-Bearers during the operations at Fleurbaix, Armentieres and on the Somme. They have answered the call without hesitation and regardless of heavy fire, setting a fine example of devotion to duty and self sacrifice for the sake of their wounded comrades.'[Refers also to 76 Pte Phillip James CORNISH; 589 Pte James Francis DUNNE; 1064 Pte Walter SMALL; 1070 Pte Herbert DUNGEY; 2482 Pte Harry George FARRINGTON; 2483 Pte Harry WEST.]

FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16705 Driver James Clemens SALTER, 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as VX92000.
Date of death25 November 1979
Age at death89
Place of burialCohuna Cemetery, Victoria

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