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Walter John WORNER

Regimental number4346
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWyalong, NSW,
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr J Worner, PO, Wyalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4346A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For splendid dash and determination in an attack on enemy strong point and trenches at GUEUDECOURT on the morning of 21st February, 1917. When sent forward to reinforce he forged through almost impassable mud which was being subjected to a hall of enemy grenades. He took the position of first bayonet man and acted with great determination. He also showed skill in the effective use of rifle grenades which were employed with great success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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