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Dalton Thomas Walker NEVILLE

Regimental number2742
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressJohn Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T W Neville, John Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He did valuable work on patrol on many occasions, and frequently obtained valuable information. His cool and courageous conduct under fire has always had a splendid effect on the men under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in charge of a patrol, he reconnoitred the enemy's side of "No Man's Land" and located two enemy posts. Attacking with dash and skill, the enemy being taken quite unawares - two being killed and three brought over for identification. The withdrawal was made under machine gun fire, and in face of a counter attack, but he piloted his men back without casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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