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John Henry WALSH

Regimental number1816
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employee
Address74 Herford Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinE J Walsh, 74 Herford Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took charge of two machine gun teams when his officer was wounded, got his guns into position on the objective, and protected the infantry while they were consolidating. He also brought into action a captured enemy machine gun, which he used with great effect. He set a splendid example of coolness and determination to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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