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John WALSTAB

Date of birth2 October 1885
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressCaithness, Casterton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs S L Walstab, Caithness, Casterton, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name5th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 5th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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