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Walter HOLDEN

Regimental number2433
Place of birthMoree New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMoree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinBrother, H Holden, Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'When in action near BROODSEINDE on the 17th/18th October, 1917, he displayed great courage and coolness under very heavy enemy barrages. When the line had been blown in and men buried he organised working parties to dig them out and by his cheerful bearing under very trying conditions he inspired his men with confidence. During the whole of the operation he showed great judgment in distribution of his men in a very heavily shelled sector, thus saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death13 March 1942

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