THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ALDERMAN Walter William
15/5, Lieutenant Colonel, Australian Commonwealth Force, att 1 Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1919
For Distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 25
February 1918 to 16 September 1918.  Lieutenant Colonel ALDERMAN has been in command of 1st Battalion Auckland Regiment.  His Battalion has been
engaged in very heavy fighting during all this period and it is largely due to his great skill and leadership that the Battalion has come through the operation so
successfully.  During the short periods out of the line Lieutenant Colonel ALDERMAN has personally supervised the training of his whole Battalion and it is largely
due to his great skill and energy that the Battaion has been brought up to the very high state of efficiency to which it now attains.  His conduct under heavy fire
has instilled in all ranks the greatest confidence, and his quick appreciation of the situation has on more than one occassion enabled the Battalion to push forward
and secure ground at heavy cost to the enemy but with slight casualties only to his own men

Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
Gazetted 3 June 1916
For valuable services rendered rendered in connection with military operationsin the dardanelles

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 13 July 1916
For distinguished and gallant services rendered during the perid of General Sir C Munro's command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918
Honours despatch for the period 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 inclusive

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918
Sir D Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918 submitting names deserving of special mention

AWARDS
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (3)

NOTES
Born 17 Feb 1874, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died 24 December 1935, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia