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David WALKER

Regimental number368
Place of birthAnstruther Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
AddressMeadow Street, Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs Rudland, Pingelly, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the period under review his devoted courage and gallant leadership have been conspicuous on many occasions, and his coolness under fire and cheerfulness in the face of difficulties have sustained the spirits of his men during severe fighting. Regardless of personal danger, he has frequently assisted to dig out men who have been buried, and thus saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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