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Walter Roy MADDEFORD

Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShorthand teacher
AddressC/o Ford Rhodes & Davies, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Winnie Maddeford, C/o Ford Rhodes & Davies, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a platoon. During the advance he rushed the door of a dug out and, with his runner took forty three prisoners. When his company commander and two other officers became casualties he took command of the company and supervised the consolidation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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