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Hurtle Frank WALKER

Regimental number10789
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
AddressEllis Street, Magill, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Walker, Ellis Street, Magill, South Australia
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBSM
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At a critical time, when his battery was under hostile shell fire, he displayed the greatest gallantry and initiative in assisting his battery commander to save guns and ammunition from a fire. During the whole of this time the ammunition was exploding, but he continued to work regardless of his own safety until the fire was extinguished.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 August 1975

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