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George WALSH

Regimental number1751
Place of birthNyngan New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNyngan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas Walsh, Nyngan PO, Nyngan, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918

Military Medal

'During the attack on this Battalion Sector in front of Reincourt on 15.5.1917, Private Walsh was foremost in a bombing attack to regain a sap in which the enemy had established a machine gun. By his example the other men of the bombing party were strengthened. He displayed great coolness and courage in the face of the enemy. During the bombardment Private Walsh acted as a runner to Battalion Headquarters when communication was cut off. This was a dangerous undertaking as he had to run through a heavy barrage with his dispatches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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