Walter Hillary TALBOT MM

Badge Number: S10919, Sub Branch: Peterborugh

TALBOT, Walter Hillary

Service Number: 2022
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hallett, South Australia, December 1895
Home Town: Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mill Hand
Memorials: Corny Point Roll of Honour, Warooka and District WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2022, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2022, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2022, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Warilda, Adelaide
11 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2022, 14th Field Artillery Brigade

Recommendation for Military Medal

Unit - 55th Battery 2022, 14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Rank and Name - Gunner Walter Hillary TALBOT
Action for which commended -
This man was signaller to the Artillery Liason Officer during the operations of 29th/30th September 1918 when the HINDENBURG LINE was broked before BELLICOURT. All the rest of his party were killed or wounded early in the operation, but he stuck to his duty and succeded in establishing and maintaining communication back to Brigade Headquarters in spite of the heavy shell fire which continuously severed the lines, until reinforcements came to his relief.
Previous to this he acted as runner to his Battery bringing back essential information as to the location of the enemy. His conduct throughout the operation was distinguished and courageous.


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