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Walter Robert HARTNETT

Regimental number559
Date of birth4 January 1890
Place of birthBatlow, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressBatlow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinM L Hartnett, Bago, Adelong, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Machine Gun Corps
Promotion date: 15 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date27 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4539 Pte Henry George HARTNETT, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: joined 1st Light Horse at Gallipoli, 15 July 1915. Admitted to hospital, Port Said, 24 August 1915 (colic); discharged to Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, 28 August 1915. Rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 13 November 1915. General evacuation from Gallipoli: disembarked Alexandria, 17 December 1915.

Proceeded to join Western Field Force, 14 January 1916. Transferred to Machine Gun Squadron, Romani, Egypt, 21 July 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 August 1916; Lance Sergeant, 12 February 1917. Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 4 October 1917.

Proceeded to Cadet School, Zeitoun, 1 July 1918. Qualified for commission and appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 January 1919. Promoted Lieutenant, 16 March 1919.

Marched into Details Camp from 1st Machine Gun Squadron, 12 May 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 13 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 July 1919; discharged, 27 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 September 1969
Age at death79
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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