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Howie Melbourne Moir WALL

ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hounsell Wall, 56 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Harry Melbourne Wall on NR
Place of burialFouquescourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row BB, Grave 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Charles and S Elizabeth WALL.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while leading a patrol. He pushed ahead with two men, and, meeting an enemy patrol, broke them up, and captured three prisoners, who he brought back under heavy fire to the remainder of the patrol. He showed great coolness and courage. He has previously done fien work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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