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Walter ELLIS

Regimental number2856
Place of birthWest Hartlepool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressHurleston Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Ellis, Hurleston Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous good service and devotion to duty during the period 25th February - to 17th September 1918. As despatch runner he has carried out his duties, often under shell fire and most adverse conditions, with great zeal and determination. His excellent work has been most consistent and of great value to his Unit throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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