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Ulrick Kerwick WALSH

Regimental number3796
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressJunction Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, P Walsh, Junction Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Ulric Kerwick Walsh on NR
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous allantry and devotion to duty. During a hostile attack this officer was in charge of a section of 3 inch Stokes mortars; whilst under intense barrage, he skilfully controlled the fire, contributing largely to the success of a counter attack. His close cooperations with the infantry was a great encouragement to them. His work throughout the operations has been consistently good.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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