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William Frederick WALKER

Regimental number1186
Place of birthWinslow, Bucks, England
SchoolWinslow National School, Bucks, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBurwood House, Turbot Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ruth Warner, Aylesbury Road, Shipton, Winslow, Bucks, England
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ruth and William WALKER
Other details

Place of birth alternatively given as Birmingham, England.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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