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Regimental number147
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTenterfield PO, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.4
Height5' 7.25"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Merchent, Tenterfield PO, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 November 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date17 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 31 January 1918; disembarked, Sydney, 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right leg), Sydney, 17 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 December 1926
SourcesNAA: B2455, MERCHENT Walter

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