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Walter STALLARD

Regimental number108
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressSelwyn Street, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E Stallard, Selwyn Street, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military service39th Field Company Engineers
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was employed on the construction of a strong point on BECELAERE RIDGE. Notwithstanding the constant shell and machine gun fire directed on his post throughout the day he rendered very valuable assistance to his section officer and later on to his section N.C.O.s. in setting out the task and supervising the work. He was constantly encouraging his men by his presence and cool demeanour and was responsible to a large extent for the excellent post constructed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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