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Walter GINGER

Regimental number99
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Address28 Belfast Road, Brusnwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5.5"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ginger, 28 Belfast Road, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceMillicent Infantry Volunteers (3 years)
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 3 February 1916, of (1) disobedience of orders in that he absented himself from camp from 1700 hours without leave from his Commanding Officer, (2) being drunk in Canal Street at 1730 hours: award, (1) admonished and forfeits one day's pay, (2) fined 2/6 and 14 days' confined to barracks.

Taken on strength of 1st Australian Field Butchery, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 17 May 1916 (haemorrhoids); discharged and rejoined 1st Australian Field Butchery, 25 May 1916.

Found guilty, 10 July 1916, of being absent from 2130 hours, until 2245 hours, 9 July 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, 14 February 1917, of being drunk while on active service: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks and fined 5/-.

Found guilty, 6 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 2120 hours, until 2130 hours, 5 April 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 15 April 1917; rejoined unit, 30 April 1917.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 12 January 1918; rejoined unit, 29 January 1918.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 5 January 1919; rejoined unit, 22 January 1919.

Marched out to Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 10 February 1919; to England, 21 February 1919; marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heyesbury, 22 February 1919.

Marched into 2nd Training Brigade, Codford, 19 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australian from Devonport on board HMAT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 3 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 27 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1930
SourcesNAA: B2455, GINGER Walter

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