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Walter Robert CHILDS

Regimental number4927
Place of birthSheep Hills, Victoria
SchoolNullam State School No. 3046, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
AddressNullan via Warracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr R Childs, Nullan via Warrackmabeal, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 December 1916
Place of death or woundingGrease Trench, Guedecourt, Somme sector, France
Age at death20.2
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBanacourt British Cemetery (Plot IX, Row I, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Margaret CHILDS, Nuilan, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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