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Walter George IRWIN

Regimental number124
Place of birthDungog, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBandon Grove, via Dungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, J E Irwin, Bandon Grove, via Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 6th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A 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
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1915
Discharge date3 May 1915
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5130 Pte Alexander Joseph IRWIN, 5th Division Headquarters, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to australia from Suez on board HT 'Kyarra', 5 February 1915; discharged (medically unfit: weak heart, loss of memory), 3 May 1915
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRWIN Walter George

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