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Walter Leslie James CALLAGHAN

Regimental number2539
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
SchoolLithgow Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDrop forger
AddressBrown Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Essie Pearl Callaghan, Portland Road, Portland, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Walter Leslie Callaghan on NR
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death31.5
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 14), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary CALLAGHAN; husband of Essie P. CALLAGHAN, Wangee Road, Lakemba, New South Wales. Native of Lithgow, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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