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Cyril Granville WALKER

Regimental number2640
ReligionChurch of England
Address456 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Evelyn Mary Walker, 43 Denton Drive, Liscard, Cheshire, England
Enlistment date9 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action and devotion to duty as a Battalion runner. On 21st April, 1918, near RIBEMONT, this soldier carried an important message from his Battalion to the Battalion in the front line on the left, under heavy enemy shell fire. he was wounded in the leg when some distance from his destination and although bleeding freely continued on and delivered his message under great difficulty and suffering. He was exhausted on arrival at his destination and was immediately evacuated. he displayed remarkable courage and absolute devotion to duty, and set a splendid example to his comrades. He delivered his message in time to be of utmost value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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