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Edgar Ernest WALTER

Regimental number1007
Date of birth11 October 1888
Place of birthArmstrong, Victoria
SchoolNoradjuha State School 1893 - 1898
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStoker
AddressBrees Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine I Walter, 19 Steinfield Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Clery on 31 August, 1918. Rushing ahead with a non-commissioned officer from another unit, he silenced eight machine guns by bombing and rifle fire capturing the lot. Later, he again captured a number of machine guns, and finished up by storming three more heavy machine guns in company with a non-commissioned officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other detailsSon of Thomas Ernest Walter and Elizabeth Cook
Date of death24 July 1957 - Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Age at death68
Place of burialBox Hill, Victoria

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