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Walter McNICOL

Regimental number472
Place of birthSt Arnaud Victoria
AddressCharlton Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C McColl, Charlton Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 25 November 1915


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Fourth Supplement No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916).
Recommendation date: 29 November 1915 and 1 February 1916

FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. When a shell struck and ignited a stack of bombs, he immediately tore off the tarpaulin covering and scattered the boxes of bombs, thereby saving a serious explosion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 August 1971

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