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Walter CRAIG

Regimental number1556
Place of birthKirkcudbrightshire Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Craig, Castle Douglas, Kirkudbrightshire, Scotland
Enlistment date27 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1156
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous conduct during operations at LIHONS on 11th August whilst a member of a fighting patrol which was sent across the rear of the enemy in Auger Wood, recapturing four prisoners of the 10th Battalion, A.I.F. and killing their escort.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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