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Walter Ehrenfried Arnold was born on 28 June 1889, Yalpara SA and he was killed in action on 29 Sep. 1918 in France. His parents were Freidrich H & Augusta Helena, nee Obst This area was settled by Germans hence these names.
Arnold, a blacksmith, enlisted on 17 April 1916 in Port Pirie he left for France 12 Aug. 1916.
He as awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack near Moriancourt, South East of Albert on the night 28th/29th July 1916. This N.C.O. led his section throughout the attack with considerable ability and rendered to his own section and also to those on his flanks. Later in the morning when his position was being heavily shelled by minenwerfers he rallied his section and re-organised them, though himself somewhat shaken.He then set to work and dug out two of his men who had been buried and wounded by the minewerfer fire, and when unable to obtain stretcher bearers he personally carried the two men back to the relay station through a very heavy barrage. The tenacity with which he stuck to his work through very severe circumstances showed great bravery and devotion to duty and is worthy of recognition. (Information supplied by the Burra Historic Society)
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