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WALKER, Robert Allan MM

Robert Allan WALKER MM

2452, Sergeant Robert Allan WALKER MM

13th Battalion AIF

45th Battalion AIF

Awarded Military Medal – 27th November, 1918

‘For bravery and coolness on the night 29th/30th August, 1916, at POZIERES. When owing to a heavy hostile artillery barrage the wire connecting the firing line and Battalion Headquarters was continually being cut. Lance Corporal WALKER was out practically the whole night repairing the wire notwithstanding the dangerous and trying conditions, succeeded in keeping up communications.’

Pic 1 – Below names start from back row to front row, left to right. Robert Allan Walker, seated centre front row.

As listed on the back of the photo they were the “Remnants of 7th/13th Reins –
Tom McKinley (Lte Thomas John McKinley 2420) – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Ted Cullen (Edward Arthur Cullen 2357) – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Scottie Mcleod (Murdo Macleod 2421) – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Roy George (Roy Wesley George 2520) – TOS 45th Battalion in France – KIA 05/04/1918
Jimmie Bradford (James Bradford 2337) – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Henry Manuel (Henry John Manuel 2410) – TOS 45th Battalion in France
George Cruickshank 2356 – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Jack Coyle (John Francis Coyle 2335) – TOS 12th Machine Gun Company
Victor Beck 2331 – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Johnnie Walker (Robert Allan Walker 2452) – TOS 45th Battalion in France
Allan Halgren 2385 – TOS 45th Battalion in France


ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Further Reading – 13th Battalion

Further Reading – 45th Battalion

Picture Source – Jock O’Keefe

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