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Walter Mansel Balfour OGILVY

Date of birth29 January 1875
SchoolPublic school, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 9"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Gertrude Balfour-Ogilvy, Renmark, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Squadron Sergeant Major, 3rd Australian Horse, South African campaign (Boer War); 7 years 194 days with South African Mounted Military Police.
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps (Nov 1914)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Eastern on 28 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion, Australian Naval & Military Force
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Tropical Forces
Promotion date: 22 October 1915

FateReturned to Australia 2 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date30 June 1917
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Mansell.
SourcesNAA: B2455, OGILVY Walter Mansel Balfour

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