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Walter ASKIN

Regimental number464
Place of birthCrows Nest, Queensland
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeamster
AddressCrow's Nest, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Askin, Crow's Nest, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emma ASKIN
Discharge date3 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 August 1915; taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 August 1915. Disembarkaed Alexandria for duty in Egypt, 9 September 1915.

Promoted Corporal, Wadi Hanien, 1 January 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 22 May 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Montazah, 27 May 1916; discharged and marched in to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 9 June 1916; returned to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 6 July 1916.

Reverted to ranks at own request, 23 August 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4 January 1917 (influenza); transferred to NZ Mounted Field Ambulance, Bir el Abd, 6 January 1917; discharged to duty, 6 January 1917.

Detached to Divisional Headquarters, Desert Column, 19 January 1917; rejoined unit, 2 March 1917.

Appointed Temporary Driver, Um Urgan, 3 July 1917; reverted to ranks at own request, Wadi Hanien, 10 February 1918.

Transferred to Government Hospital, Suez, 16 May 1918.

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 11 June 1918 (urethritis; non-venereal); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 18 June 1918; discharged, 12 July 1918; joined Government Hospital, Suez, 14 July 1918. Marched out to and joined Army Medical Corps Training Cadre, Suez, 14 August 1918. Temporarily attached to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 20 August 1918; returned to Australian Medical Corps Details, 26 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged Brisbane, 3 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death13 March 1929
Age at death42
Place of burialCrows Nest Cemetery, Queensland

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