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Walter Colville FINCHER

Regimental number1809
Place of birthFootscray Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressParker Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Walter R Fincher, 'San Remo', Heidelberg Road, Fairfield Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll21
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Herleville Wood, 23 August, 1918. As stretcher bearer, he did fine work dressing and carrying the wounded. Later, in spite of suffering from the effects of gas, he attended to many casualties. His endurance was only equalled by his courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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