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Young Hargreaves WALKER

Regimental number470
Place of birthNagambie Victoria
AddressSomerleigh, Nagambie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Frank Walker, Somerleigh, Nagambie, Victoria
Previous military service15th Light Horse
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He collected a party of his men, dashed forward, and captured four mountain guns and about 80 prisoners. On another occasion he rendered most valuable assistance to the Rear Guard Commander by checking a force of the enemy at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 September 1975
Age at death80
Place of burialForbes Cemetery, New South Wales

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