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John William WALKER

Regimental number3193
Place of birthParkham Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressParkham, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C Walker, Parkham, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his platoon was held up by machine gun fire at 50 yards range, he rushed ahead with a Lewis gun, firing it from the hip, killing the crew and capturing the gun. On four other occasions during the advance he was largely instrumental in the capture of machine guns and their crews. On reaching the objective he went out with two or three men and a few bombs and collected at least twenty more prisoners. His conduct earned the admiration of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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