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Walter Herbert DUNCAN

Regimental number3477
Date of birth1889
Place of birthTerry Hie-Hie, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTerry Hie-Hie via Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Duncan, Terry Hie-Hie via Moree, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1917
Place of enlistmentTamworth, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 30th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date17 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 28 October 1917; disembarked Suez, 10 December 1917; marched in to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 11 February 1918.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 5 May 1918.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 July 1918; transferred to Desert Corps Ambulance Rest Station, 3 July 1918 (debility); discharged to duty, 13 July 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 15 July 1918.

Admitted to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1918; transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 29 July 1918 (malaria); to 24th Stationary Hospital, 1 August 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 August 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 15 August 1918; discharged to duty, 30 August 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 20 September 1918.

Admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 11 October 1918 (malaria); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 12 October 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 13 October 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 November 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 18 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 17 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 17 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 November 1937
Place of burialMoree Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNCAN Walter Herbert

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