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Arthur Cecil WALKER

Regimental number792
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFactory hand
Address'Glenbrook' Ann Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Arthur Edward Walker, 'Glenbrook' Ann Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'During a raid on the enemy lines in the MDORLANCOURT Sector, South of Albert, Private WALKER, who went across with the raiding party on the night 22nd/23rd June 1918, rendered splendid service throughout the night in assisting to carry wounded men back to our lines. Working with Lance Corporal WEILEY, and in the face of heavy enemy machine gun and minewerfer fire, he succeeding bringing in six men who were lying wounded out in NO MAN's LAND. He worked untiringly throughout the night over ground constantly swept by machine gun fire and st a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 November 1947
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium

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