Walter Benjamin BALAAM

Regimental number7211
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressWurarga, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, B Balaam, Gulewa, Western Australia
Enlistment date11 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at 3 Field Ambulance, Belgium
FateDied of wounds 17 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death17 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres (Plot I, Row U, Grave No. 22), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Annie BALAAM. Native of Gullewa, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal