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Walter Alfred Hurlstone MILLER

Regimental number14366
Place of birthHomebush New South Wales
OccupationChemist's assistant
AddressKatoomba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs F M Miller, 'Abergeldie', Darley Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMay 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919

Military Medal

'On 21.9.17 while stationed at 19th Battalion R.A.P. near WESTHOEK the members of this squad displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst continuously carrying wounded from that post to Bellewaarde Ridge under very heavy shell fire of all kins, H.E., shrapnel and gas shells. On several occasions these men volunteered to carry urgent cases during a very intense period of the barrage. Throughout the action they showed great courage and devotion to duty, working continuously, and were responsible for saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 March 1929

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