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Walter Heywood BRYAN

Regimental number5330
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCaboonya, Chelmer, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W A Bryan, c/o T C Beirne and Co, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On two occasions in face of heavy artillery and machine gun fire, he led his men to the gun position with ammunition, himself carrying two bombs of 54 lbs. each, and fired with great effect on strong points, machine gun positions, and snipers posts, which were greatly harassing that party of our front, and which he totally destroyed. His party of our front, and which he totally destroyed. His courage and coolness under trying circumstances were a fine example to his men, and largely contributed to the success with which they accomplished a difficult and dangerous task.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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