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David WALKER

Regimental number5221
Place of birthGladhill, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBallingup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 0"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr D Walker, Gledhill, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 31 March 1916; disembarked Suez, ex HT 'Shropshire'; marched out from 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs and proceeded overseas to France, 31 July 1916; marched in to No 1 Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 2 August 1916; taken on strength 11th Bn, 13 August 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to 5th Field Ambulance and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1917 (gun shot wound, right ankle); admitted to 26th General Hospital, 7 May 1917; to England, 10 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Discharged on furlough, 27 June 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 July 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 2 August 1917 (foreign body in leg); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 20 August 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 3 October 1917; admitted to Delhi Military Hospital, Tidworth, 11 October 1917 (foreign body in ankle, old wound); discharged, 18 October 1917, and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 19 October 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 8 November 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1917, and marched in to No 1 Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 24 November 1917; rejoined unit, 30 November 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 August 1918 (gun shot wounds, face, knee and hand); to 12th American General Hospital, Rouen, 26 August 1918; to England, 31 August 1918, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 1 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 5 November 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; arrived Fremantle, 26 January 1919 and admitted to 8th Australian General Hospital; discharged medically unfit, 12 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER David

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