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Walter Henry FLOWERS

Place of birthHyde Park, Townsville, Queensland
SchoolWest End State School, Townsville, Queensland
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 4.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Ruth Flowers, c/o Mrs K Wall, 'Warriston', Petrie Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Infantry; Member of the AGA, Townsville, Lt B Sec, Kennedy Regiment, Townsville, QLD
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia, Peterborough, England.
FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialDol Fletton Cemetery (NC. 423), Bedford and Huntingdon
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mercy FLOWERS, Norman Street, Ashton Estate, Townsville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 13 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 August 1916, and proceeded to England.

Marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 16 October 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 26 October 1916; taken on strength of 49th Bn, in the field, 29 October 1916.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Main Dressing Station, 6 December 1916 (not yet diagnosed); rejoined unit, 11 December 1916.

Detached to School of Instruction, 13 January 1917; rejoined unit, 9 February 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 14 February 1917; admitted to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 16 February 1917 (valvular disease of the heart); transferred to No 11 Ambulance Train, 17 February 1917; to No 9 General Hospital, Etretat, 19 February 1917 (tachycardia); discharged, 19 March 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 31 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 17 May 1917; rejoined 49th Bn, 17 May 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 14 June 1917.

On leave to England, 26 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917.

On leave to England, 29 October 1917; rejoined unit, 11 November 1917.

Detached to 4th Division Baths, 17 January 1918; rejoined unit, 24 January 1918.

On leave to England, 28 February 1918; rejoined unit, 16 March 1918.

Deatched to Merricourt as Town Major, 31 July 1918.

Died, Peterbro Infirmary, Old Fletton, England, 25 October 1918 (influenza, and bronchitis).

Buried, Fletton Cemetery, 30 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLOWERS Walter Henry

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