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Walter Alexander MOON

Regimental number896
Date of birth19 February 1895
Place of birthDon, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDevonport West, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.1
Height6' 0"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Henderson Moon, Devonport West, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets; 2.5 years in the Militia.
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919
Discharge date8 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right elbow).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 8 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

.Also served in World War II: Service No T29781.
Date of death15 July 1963
Age at death68
Place of burialMersey Vale Memorial Park, Devonport, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOON Walter Alexander

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