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Walter WHITE

Regimental number2273
Place of birthFordingbridge, Hampshire, England
SchoolChurch of England School, Wimborne, Dorset, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarine Hotel, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6.25"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, G White, 3 West Street, Winbourne, Dorset, England
Previous military serviceServed (as Able Seaman) for 10 years in the Royal Navy; time expired.
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2273A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 6th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, Anzac, 2 September 1915; discharged to duty, 3 September 1915; rejoined unit, 4 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 21 January 1916, of being absent without leave, 14-21 January: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 8 days' pay.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 25 August 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2930201: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE Walter
Red Cross File No 2930201

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