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Walter Edward HERDSMAN

Regimental number903
Place of birthLeederville Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Walter Thomas Herdsman, 519 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

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