Walter David HAWTHORNE

Regimental number3753
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrookton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.8
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Hawthorne, Brookton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Bn, Victoria (Volunteers).
Enlistment date2 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 2 & Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
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Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date17 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli (gun shot wound, lower extremity); admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Edgbaston, England, 20 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit: partial dislocation of left shoulder), 17 April 1916.

War service: 1 year 162 days (of which 307 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1930 Glenunga, South Australia
Age at death46
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAWTHORNE Walter David