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Walter Henry QUAYLE

Regimental number367
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlatelayer
Address180 Mandurah Road, Sth Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, James Quayle, 180 Mandurah Road, Sth Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At ST. YVES on the 4th June, 1917, Sergeant QUAYLE was a member of a daylihght rading party, under Lieutenant GAZE, which met with great opposition by the enemy. By his brave and determined actions he encouraged his men who succeeded in killing and wounding a large number of the enemy. He returned with his party to our parapet, but when he found some of his party missing promptly returned to No Man's Land, and while searching for the missing men was himself wounded. Throughout the operation he displayed great bravery and set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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