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Walter William WINTER

Regimental number1089
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive fireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Winter, Port Wakefield, South Australia
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Military Cross

'On 11th September 1918, near Vendelles, north west of St. Quentin, he very gallantly and skilfully led a daylight fighting patrol against the outpost positon. Although strongly opposed by heavy machine gun and rifle fire, he determinedly forced his way forward and got a footing in the enemy's trench, capturing ten of the enemy. The success of his operation allowed the troops on both flanks to advance, and subsequently resulted in a gain of over 1,700 yards. Later, during an enemy counter attack, he showed great coolness while ascertaining the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 September 1980

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