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Walter AYLING

Regimental number189
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressYuba via Northampton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, William Ayling, Yuba, via Northampton, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name11th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: 25 April 1915

Distinguished Conduct Medal


List B Citation

FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 25th April, 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for gallantry in commanding his platoon after his officer had been wounded. When compelled to retire he carried the wounded Officer with him, and on obtaining reinforcements again led his platoon to the attack.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6542
Date: 3 July 1915

Family/military connectionsCousins: 6830 Lance Corporal Leslie James SCOTT, 1st Bn, killed in action, 3 October 1917; 30216 Gunner Bertram SCOTT, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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