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Walter Smith WILSON

Regimental number4662
Place of birthDarlington New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Address133 Baptist Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Wilson, 133 Baptist Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'While acting as a Stretcher Bearer during the attack on PERONNE, under most intense Machine Gun and Artillery fire, he continued for 36 hours, without rest to attend to the wounded. His task took him into the most dangerous places and he was to be found wherever men had fallen. On many occasions going out into NO MANS' LAND to attend to, and bring in wounded, and undoubtedly saved many lives. His great personal bravery, cheerfulness and devotion to duty, set the finest possible example to all his fellow stretcher bearers, and it was mainly through his efforts, that the wounded of his Company were all cleared from the battlefield.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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