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Walter Edward DEFOREST

Regimental number3380
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressCombienbaar, East Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Deforest, Combienbaar, East Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Date of death25 September 1948
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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