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Walter Julius KELLER

Regimental number3668
Place of birthNuriootpa, South Australia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationBank clerk
Age at embarkation20.7
Height5' 6.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Julius Keller,
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 June 1917
Place of enlistmentGawler, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date29 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; taken on strength, 43rd Bn, in the field, 24 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg: severe); transferred to England, 10 July 1918, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford St, London, 11 July 1918 (left leg amputated).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll. Place of birth incorrectly interpreted on Attestation Form as Huswotha, South Australia.
Date of death3 December 1959
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLER Walter Julius

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