|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Elizabeth Mary Clayton, 28 Nairn Street, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Derby, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3394 Pte Alfred Ernest MAIN, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 5134 Pte Charles Hay MAIN, 13th Bn, killed in action, 14 August 1916; 5383 Pte David Alexander MAIN, 16th Bn, died of disease, 4 July 1916; 27743 Gunner Robert John MAIN, 3rd Field Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916 (mumps); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916; to No 4 Ambulance Train, 22 March 1916; to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 22 March 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 March 1916 (gastritis); to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 3 April 1916 (gastritis and bronchitis); discharged to duty, 9 June 1916.
Taken on strength of 14th Training Bn, 9 June 1916.
Taken on strength of 16th Bde Details, Tel el Kebir, 1 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916.
Marched out of No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 September 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 September 1916 (classified B2B).
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; disembarked Perth, 8 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit, debility and neurasthenia), Perth, 2 May 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MAIN Walter Sydney|