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Walter Leslie WHITMORE

Regimental number3184
Place of birthMoorina Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressDerby, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Whitmore, 306 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 July 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 RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He worked his Lewis gun on the enemy's side of a railway embankment and inflicted heavy casualties. All his team had been early killed or wounded, but, though wounded himself, he continued at his post, and covered the withdrawal of his company. Later, when his wounded had been dressed, he returned to the lines and used his gun to splendid effect during the remainder of the day. He did magnificent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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