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Walter BELDON

Regimental number5980
Place of birthLeeds, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressFore Street, Canterbury, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 4.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Beldon, Fore Street, Canterbury, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Discharge date15 August 1917
Family/military connectionsSon [?]: 1143 Driver Arthur Noel BELDON, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916, andmarched into No 3 Command Depot.

Found guilty, 27 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 9.30 am to 4 pm, 26 October 1916: awarded 2 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Marched into 1st Training Bn, Tidworth, 30 October 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 15 December 1916 (venereal disease); marched into 1st Training Bn from Fargo Hospital, 27 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 1 January 1917 (lumbago); transferred to Sutton Veny Hospital, 5 February 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 February 1917; discharged on furlough, 9 March 1917, to report to to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 20 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 15 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

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