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Walter Ernest DEXTER

Date of birth31 August 1873
Other trainingMA, Durham University, England; BA (ad eundem), University of Melbourne.
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSt Barnabas Vicarage, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs D S Dexter, St Barnabas Vicarage, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Trooper in Lumsden's Horse [Volunteer Corps from India], South Africa (Boer War), 19 February 1900-11 January 1901.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentChaplain (4th Class)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollChaplain
Unit from Nominal RollChaplains' Department
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Distinguished Service Order

Promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 29438 14 January 1916.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Discharge date18 July 1920
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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