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Walter Frederick STEVENSON

Regimental number2886
Date of birth14 June 1890
Place of birthLongford, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Dr Stevenson, Moss Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Dr Stevenson, Moss Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking out a daylight patrol over a distane of 600 yards and definitely locating the enemy line. He cleared a "pill box" containing ten of the enemy, capturing five, killing three, and wounding two. Though coming under heavy fire he succeeded in bringing his patrol through with only one casualty, and rendered a useful intelligence report.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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