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Robert Allan WALKER

Regimental number2452
Place of birthBright Victoria
AddressBright, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A D Walker, Broken Gully, Bright, Victoria
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For bravery and coolness on the night 29th/30th August, 1916, at POZIERES. When owing to a heavy hostile artillery barrage the wire connecting the firing line and Battalion Headquarters was continually being cut. Lance Corporal WALKER was out practically the whole night repairing the wire notwithstanding the dangerous and trying conditions, succeeded in keeping up communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 January 1982

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