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Andrew Arthur WATERS

Regimental number2901
Place of birthRoma Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressRosehill, Yiungerbay via Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Waters, Rosehill, Yingerbay via Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near Amman, on 25 September 1918. This man, when wounded in the shoulder and unable to carry a rifle, seized a revolver and rushed the enemy position with a non-commissioned officer, the remainder of the party being wounded during the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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