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Walter SHARPE

Regimental number17
Place of birthBradford, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
Address403 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Sharpe, 403 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Place of enlistmentWodonga, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion Head-Quarters Staff
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ivy and Adelaide THARPE or SHARPE
Discharge date10 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Medical Report stated soldier suffered from endocarditis, which was a pre-existing medical condition. Discharge recommended as permanently unfit for military service.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Hororata', 29 July 1915; discharged, Melbourne (medically unfit), 10 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1926
Age at death40
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 9 East, Grave 18), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA B2455 8080322

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