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Walter Wesley TILBROOK

Regimental number618
Place of birthOrroroo South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs. J. Tillbrook, Wollowie, South Australia
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A36 Thirty Six on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 April 1918
Place of burialHebuterne Communal Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
81
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is brought under notice for gallant conduct and splendid behaviour during operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. During the attack he led his section forward with a steady coolness which inspired confidence in his men. Soon after reaching the Red Line his Section of trench was very violently shelled by the enemy. He, thoroughly appreciated the situation, took his men forward to shell holes, where the fire was less intense, and so undoubtedly saved many lives. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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