The AIF Project


Regimental number2993
Place of birthWaratah, New South Wales
SchoolWest Wallsend Public School, New South Wales
OccupationShop assistant
AddressLadysmith, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Walton, Ladysmith, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave 1), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mark and Mary Ann WALTON; Wife: Annie SPRINK (formerly WALTON), Withers Street, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 46th Bn, in the field, 8 May 1917.

On leave, 26 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 5 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right arm); admitted to 4th General Hospital, 7 April 1918; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 9 April 1918; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 14 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 22 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 8 May 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 12 May 1918 (gun shot wound, buttock), and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 15 May 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 16May 1918; to Base Depot, Rouen, 17 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 29 May 1918.

Killed in action, 11 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALTON Mark

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.