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Walter Hetley WATERS

Regimental number206
Place of birthRenmark South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGlencairne, Renmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Walter Henry Waters
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in charge of two guns during an enemy attack, he caused heavy casualties to the enemy and, when the enemy rushed his position, he stood up and directed the fire of both guns. He covered the withdrawal of infantry and enfiladed a party of the enemy who had worked round to the rear. Throughout his courage, cheerfulness and devotion to duty were beyond praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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