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Walter Alexander McCONNAN

Regimental number429
Date of birth29 January 1886
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
SchoolNorth Eastern College, Benalla, Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Rev A C McConnan, The Manse, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date11 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Refers March-May 1917.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30480 (15 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Tallangatta branch, 27 November 1902. Transferred to Deniliquin branch, December 1909; to The rock branch, June 1910; to Linton branch, 1912; to Elmore branch, 1913.
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine, Syria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources 'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 266.

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