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Regimental number914
Date of birth17 August 1892
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBell Street, South Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr G Walker, Bell Street, South Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Returned to Australia 'at own expense'.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near Lihons on the 11 August, 1918. While the line was being advanced the enemy was encountered in large numbers. This non-commissioned officer showed much ability and initiative in at once engaging them, and inspired his platoon to great efforts. He captured four machine guns and twenty one prisoners, killing five of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date26 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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