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William John WALKER

Regimental number2462
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolLeichardt Street State School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTirroan, Mount Perry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Walker, Tirroan, Mount Perry, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1916
Age at death24
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Cotton and Agnes WALKER
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 9th Bn, Gallipoli, 18 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to Lahore Hospital, Marseilles, 3 April 1916 (pneumonia: severe); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 7 April 1916 ('seriously ill'); discharged to Base, 25 April 1916; joined 1st Australian division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 April 1916; rejoined 9th Bn, in the field, 25 May 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 30 August 1916.

Killed in action, 16 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER William John

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