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Walter John Westcote CLOSE

Date of birth7 May 1891
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Exmoor', Prescote Terrace, Rose Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFrancis Close, 'Exmoor', Prescote Terrace, Rose Park, South Australia
Previous military service74th Infantry
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date13 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked in Australia, 23 May 1918; discharged, 13 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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