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Walter Stanley MONTGOMERY

Regimental number6734
Date of birth11 November 1893
Place of birthSmithfield, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
Address'Auckland', Simpson Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Montgomery, 'Auckland', Simpson Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 10 November 1915.

Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916. Found guilty, 24 September 1916, of disobeying an order by means of trotting a horse on a paved road contrary to Divisional Orders: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Transferred to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 October 1917; admitted to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 October 1917; transferred to England, 11 October 1917; admitted to Reading War Hospital (gun shot wound, right thigh, left leg, severe), 12 October 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 February 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 February 1918. Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1918. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; discharged, 22 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death2 November 1969
Age at death74.11
Place of burialForest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Leppington, New South Wales

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