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Walter Stephen Ernest AGER

Regimental number2775
Place of birthWestham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone linesman
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5.75"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Ager, 79 Trinity Street, Canningtown, London, England
Previous military service4th Essex Volunteers (2 years)
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date3 October 1917
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Fremantle, 29 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917 and marched into Camp Details, Sutton Mandeville, the same day.

Marched into 11th Training Bn, 8 March 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 9 March 1917 (appendicitis); discharged, 24 May 1917.

Marched out of 11th Training Bn, Durrington, 11 June 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Commenced return to Australian on board HT 'Nestor'; disembarked Fremantle, 3 September 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: nephritis albuminaria), 3 October 1917.

Medal: British War Medal.
Date of death17 July 1930
Age at death43
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, AGER Walter Stephen Ernest

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