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Walter GRANT

Regimental number1212
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressOxford House, Grafton Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 7.25"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Grant, Oxford House, Grafton Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4160
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollFirst Army Troop Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date22 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 24 September 1915 (venereal: chancre); transferred to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros (syphilis); to 16th Stationary Hospital, 25 October 1915; discharged to duty, 1 November 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 39 days. Rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 6 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 January 1917 (debility); transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 January 1917 (influenza); to England, 12 January 1917, and admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolich, 13 January 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 February 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 February 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 15 March 1917.

Transferred to 16th Field Company Engineers, 28 March 1917; to4th Field Company Engineers, 2 April 1917.

Taken on strength, First Army Company Engineers, 11 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 November 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 December 1917 (scabies); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station,6 January 1918; discharged and rejoined unit, 10 January 1918.

On leave to Paris, 31 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 August 1918.

On leave to London, 8 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 25 October 1918.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 December 1918 (pleurisy); discharged to unit, 21 December 1918; rejoined unit, 23 December 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 21 January 1919; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 22 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRANT Walter

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