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Abel Percy WALKER

Regimental number8658
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSame as next of kin
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Abel Walker, Boinka, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date17 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 november 1915; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1915.

Transferred to 21st Battery, Ismailia, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 March 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm: compound fracture, humerus); admitted to 1/1 South Midland Division Casualty Clearing Station, 8 August 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 10 August 1916, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 August 1916; transferred to England, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 19 August 1916; discharged on furlough (date not recorded); marched in to No 1 Command Depot from furlough, 16 December 1916.

Marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 18 December 1916.

Married Harriet SHAW, spinster (nurse, 1st London General Hospital), aged 37, Parish Church, Kensington, London, 2 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Division Artillery, 11 February 1917.

On leave to England, 16 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 8 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandic', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 17 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialUnderbool Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER Abel Percy

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