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Walter Lancelot Oscar MALLARD

Regimental number2204
Date of birth9 April 1893
Place of birthCumberland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStation Street, Mortdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W B Mallard, Station Street, Mortdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 4th Machine Battalion
Promotion date: 19 December 1917


Unit: 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotion date: 10 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the tank which was bringing up his guns was put out of action 2 miles from the objective, he at once started to man-handle his guns forward, and got them forward with the first wave of infantry. Thanks to his energy and determination they were able to inflict heavy losses on the retreating enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 28151 Gunner Basil Guy Mortimer Evans MALLARD, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 September 1935
Age at death42
Place of burialChurch of England Section, Woronora Cemetery, New South Wales

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