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William John WALKE

Regimental number13
Place of birthPlymouth, Devon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.6
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Reg Walke, 78 Tresilian Avenue, Cathdown, Plymouth, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in 3rd Bn, West Riding.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll525
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Millie WALKE. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date24 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 25 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1941
Age at death50
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKE William John

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