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WALKER, Leonard Stanley DCM

57th B Coy A

Back row 2nd from the left

57th B Coy B.jpg Unnamed person 2nd back left Sgt Lennard WALKER

3295, Sergeant Leonard Stanley Walker DCM

57th Battalion AIF

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal – 3rd Sep 1918

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. A party of the enemy was defending a house, and holding up our advance as we were clearing a village. Sergeant Walker, with a few men, working round the house, attacked it from the rear. Under very heavy machine gun fire, they rushed the enemy with the bayonet and forced the garrison, which included two oficers, to surrender. The courage and initiative displayed by Sergeant Walker during this operation were worthy of the highest praise and he revealed qualities of leadership of a high order


National Archives – Service Record

Further Reading – 57th Battalion

Picture Source – Private

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