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Theodore WALTER

Regimental number3145
Place of birthPoint Pass South Australia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G Walter, Wickepin, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack upon the BLUE LINE on 11th August 1918, on the left flank Sergeant WALTER showed great bravery and devotion ot duty. When the N.C.O. in charge of a bombing party was wounded Sergeant WALTER rushed forward under heavy machine gun fire, caught up the wounded man and was carrying him to shelter when he himself was slightly wounded and the N.C.O. killed in his arms. He, however brought the body of the wounded N.C.O. back to our lines, and taking command of the Section led the men forward with great skill against the enemy, dislodging them, and gaining their section of trench under dispute.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 266 Sergeant Bernard Gustav WALTER, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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