The AIF Project

Eric WATERS

Regimental number1298
Place of birthCarbour Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressCarboor via Wangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Waters, Carboor via Wangaratta, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 8 September 1918, in the vicinity of Vendelles, the infantry were held up by an enemy machine gun. He worked with his machine gun and one man, round the flank, and, under heavy fire, knocked out the hostile machine gun. Next day while carrying out a daring reconnaissance, he was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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