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Walter Charles TOZER

Regimental number3253
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCoolringdon, Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Tozer, Cooma, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For his gallant conduct and prompt action at VILLERS BRETONNEUX on the 2nd May, 1918. At about 5 a.m. a party of Germans about 50 strong was advancing on his post which was in an isolated position having just been established and which it was of the utmost importance to hold. He immediately opened fire on the party with his Lewis gun causing a number of casualties. It was due to his very prompt action that the attack was delayed and finally driven off. His work during the whole tour in the line was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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