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Walter Johnstone STEELE

Regimental number4622
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBuilder
Address25 Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Steele, 25 Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At BELLICOURT and NAUROY on 29th/30th September and 1st October 1918. For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Whilst working as a Stretcher Bearer he attended to the wounded under heavy Machine Gun fire during the advance to NAUROY on 29th September 1918. And on the afternoon of 30th September 1918 during the attack he attended to the wounded under extreme heavy shell fire. He showed great bravery and coolness under extremely heavy fire on all three days and his example was a very fine one.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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