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Samuel WALKER

Regimental number6116
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Walker, 655 North Road, Belfast Canterbury, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Itonus', 8 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 18 October 1916.

Found guilty at Hurdcott, 6 November 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 4 November, to 9.30 am, 6 November 1916: awarded an admonishment: forfeited total of 3 days' pay; marched into 3rd Training Battalion, Durrington Camp, 10 December 1916. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 10 April 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 April 1917; taken on strength of 9th Bn, 18 April 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917; admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 September 1917, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 21 September 1917; to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 21 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, right thigh). Proceeded to England on HS 'Newhaven', 24 September 1917, and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston (severe gun shot wound, thigh); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 1 November 1917. Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 23 November 1917; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Depot, Deverill, 11 December 1917.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 27 December 1917; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 28 December 1917.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 29 December 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 16 February 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days); moved out to unit, 17 March 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 21 March 1918.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 24 April 1918; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 April 1918, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 25 April 1918; to 14th General Hospital, 26 April 1918 (shrapnel wound, hand). Proceeded to England on HS 'Cambria', 26 April 1918; admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 27 April 1918, transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 29 May 1918. Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 June 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 25 June 1918. Transferred to Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 1 July 1918; taken on strength of Machine Gun Company Details, 1 July 1918.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 12 September 1918; marched out from Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 15 September 1918; taken on strength of 1st Machine Gun Bn, 18 September 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 10 March 1919, and transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station (furunculosis); to Ambulance Train '15', 14 March 1919; to 7th Stationary Hospital, 15 March 1917; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 21 March 1919; marched out to unit, 25 March 1919; rejoined unit in the field, 27 March 1919; granted leave to the United Kingdom, 17 April 1919; rejoined unt from leave, 25 April 1919; moved out from field, 27 May 1919. Proceeded to England from Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 4 June 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Sutton Veny, 5 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919. Will to Brisbane, 31 January 1920.

MBV.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER Samuel

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