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Walter James CLASPER

Regimental number221
Place of birthSouth Shields England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Hosking, Hayberry Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Robert Clasper, c/o S. Fitzroy, Langley Bros., Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "March 1918"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the infantry were held up, this officer brought his two machine guns to bear on three enemy machine guns, silencing them all. On another occasion, with one gun, he silenced five enemy machine guns, and then, pushing his other gun forward, inflicted heavy casualties on the retiring enemy.'
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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