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Donald William WALKER

Regimental number494
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressBeaudesert, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Adamson Walker, Beaudesert, Queensland
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in organizing a party, leading them to the attack on a machine gun that was giving trouble, capturing the gun, killing three of the enemy, and taking ten prisoners. When his platoon officer became a casualty, he took command of his platoon for two days under most adverse conditions.'l
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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