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Walter Hilliary TALBOT

Regimental number2022
Place of birthHallett South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCorney Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Talbot, Corney Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man was a signaller to the Artillery Liaison Officer during the operation of 29th and 30th September, when the HINDENBURG Line was broken before BELLICOURT. All the rest of his party were killed or wounded early in the operation, but he stuck to his duty, and succeeded in establishing and maintaining communication back to Brigade Headquarters in spite of the heavy shell fire which continuously severed his lines, until reinforcements came to his relief. Previous to this, he acted as runner to his Battery, bringing back essential information as to the location of the enemy. His conduct throughout the operations was distinguished and courageous. This man is deserving of special recognition.'
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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