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Robert WALKER

Regimental number715
Date of birth18 April 1894
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetal worker
Address140 Harrold Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Frederick Walker, 140 Harrold Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the bombing attacks in O.G. 1. East of BULLECOURT on the 3rd May 1917. He worked without ceasing carrying bombs forward and also acted as thrower. On one occasion he held up a very strong face of the enemy for some minutes thereby enabling those behind to get clear and reorganise and obtain more bombs. His action saved the whole party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Percy Robert Edward WALKER
Date of death27 August 1956
Age at death62

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