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Arthur WALTON

Regimental number2274
Place of birthWallsend New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressNeilson Street, Wallsend, Platsberg, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Walton, Neilson Street, Wallsend, Platsberg, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations near HESBECOURT on night 18th/19th September, 1918, Corporal WALTON worked incessantly to improve and maintain communication between Brigade Headquarters and the Report Centre. From the time the lines were laid they gave endless trouble, and it was chiefly owing to his determination, bravery and ability in patrolling and mending these lines under heavy shell fire and through gassed areas that telephone communication was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 February 1946
Place of burialArmidale Cemetery

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