Douglas John WALSH

Place of birthWallaroo South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipping clerk
AddressHamburg Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Walsh, Alexander Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Date of death12 August 1918
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, Australia.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, SA.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded, he led his men forward in the most gallant manner, and succeeded in driving the enemy out of the trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal