William John WALKER

Regimental number3391
Date of birth1891
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Matilda Josephine Walker, c/o Mrs Clery, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil(previously rejected for AIF enlistment: reasons 'not known')
Enlistment date16 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 October 1917
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Capetown, South Africa, 22 July 1917, and admitted to Infectious Hospital (meningitis). Discharged from hospital, 20 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Cape Town on board HT 'Ceramic', 26 August 1917; disembarked Brisbane, 23 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 23 October 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death25 November 1966
Age at death76
Place of burialBulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER William John