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Walter Neville SWADLING

Regimental number9324
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Emohruo', Lonsdale Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Alice Swadling, 'Emohruo', Lonsdale Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military service8th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDermatological Hospital Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/69/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'These men [SWADLING, 9325 H.A. TRESEDER, 5492 V.D. WALTON] on the 2nd September in the neighbourhood of PERONNE, carried wounded throughout the whole day through heavy machine gun and shell fire from R.A.P. to Relay Posts. They also voluntarily carried many cases to R.A.P. from PERONNE itself under heavy fire. On the night September 3rd/4th they carried continuously under heavy H.E. and Gas Shell fire. Their work for the whole period was characterised by the greatest self sacrifice and courage.'
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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