Walter Vince M.M.Print Page
|Address:||Channel Highway & Freeman Street, W. L. Vince Memorial Park, Kingston, 7050|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.975947|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 25th April, 2000|
W. L. Vince Memorial Park
This memorial was opened for the citizens of Kingborough by Councillor Donald Hazell M.B.E.
25th April 2000
Walter Leslie Vince M.M.
Embarked from Hobart on 1 July 1916,
returned to Australia 2 Janaury 1919
Citation for the award of the Military Medal
"On the 7th and 8th June 1917, during operations south of Messines, for conspicuous gallantry and bravery whilst under heavy hostile fire. This man acted as a runner from the Brigade forward station remaining on duty for 48 hours and carrying messages continuously for a period of ten hours when no telephonic communication was possible owing to the cutting of communications by the enemy barrage.
He made repeated journeys to the rear, and was instrumental in keeping Brigade communications intact. He showed utter disregard for danger and displayed untiring courage throughout.