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John Stuart Dight WALKER

Place of birthBirkenhead, England
SchoolSydney Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingSydney University where he graduated B.E.
Age on arrival in Australia1
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMine manager
AddressPO, Meekatharra, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Rev J Walker, St Andrew's Manse, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe won his "Blue" both in Cricket and Football at Sydney University. A tall, handsome fellow, absolute fearless, always clean and straight, a born leader.
FateKilled in Action 21 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFlanders
Age at death33
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jessie WALKER.
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and skill during operations. He assisted wounded men and sent up ammunition and water to forward dumps under incessant shell fire. During the main enemy counter attack he directed a steady indirect fire, without waiting for orders, on the advancing enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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