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James WALKER

Regimental number4303
Date of birth5 September 1895
Place of birthAirdrie, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5'5.25"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Walker, Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Mary WALKER. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date5 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 20 September 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 5 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Alexander Andersen and Mary (nee Currie) Walker. Married Harriet Dovis on 27 November 1920 in Queensland.
Date of death30 November 1935
Age at death40
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER James

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