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William George WALKER

Regimental number3251
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat East State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 3.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Donoghue, Chapman Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Date of death23 June 1919
Age at death36
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during operations West of BELLENGLISE on the night 18th/19th September, 1918. during a night attack on the Hindenburg Line a large party of the enemy were holding out in the centre of the objective. Private WALKER with two men bombed along the trench and after very severe fighting he captured the position, taking many prisoners and two machine guns. It was owing to his splendid courage and dash that the situation was quickly cleared up.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked Perth, 31 May 1919; died before discharge.

Medals: Military Medal, MBV
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER William George

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