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Ernest William WALKER

Regimental number3506
Place of birthHoxton, London, England
SchoolLondon Board School, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMr Walker, 13 Dalmore Road, Wet Dulwich, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in South African War (3 years) 2 medals King and Queen, one bearing 5 engagements.
Enlistment date3 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 2 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSplendid letters from his Captain and Chaplin.
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death36
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Maud WALKER.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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