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Walter James BARDEN

Regimental number1614
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolBothwell State School, Tasmania
AddressBothwell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, J Barden, Bothwell, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 2 May 1917

FateKilled in Action 30 April 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death30 April 1917
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph James and Eliza Barden, Bothwell, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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