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Walter Henry BASING

Regimental number2341
Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
SchoolArmidale State School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBoat Harbour, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Frederick Basing, Boat Harbour Lismore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death6 July 1918
Age at death26.10
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 23), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
74
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Cooroy War Memorial. Parents: Mr F. BASING, West View, Cooroy, West Queensland. Native of Rivertree, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 18 Pte Alfred Joseph BASING, 42nd Bn, died of wounds, 13 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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