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Walter Edward FENTON

Regimental number2774
Place of birthBega New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressRocky Point Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Fenton, Rocky Point Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollKit Store
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Peronne on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the construction of a footbridge across the Somme, at Halle, on the 31 August, 1918. The locality was heavily shelled, and his party driven off; but under his leadership returned again and again, until the work was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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