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Walter James MAYALL

Regimental number3471
Place of birthCheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRed Hill, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Mayall, Red Hill, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps, 4th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3741A
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 October 1916.

Found guilty, 11 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 2400, 8 October, to 0630, 11 October 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 October 1916.

taken on strength, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 31 December 1916.

Allotted Regimental No 3471A, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Divisional Rest Station, 1 February 1917 (myalgia); discharged, 7 February 1917.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 7 February 1917 (myalgia);rejoined unit, 17 February 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 26 February 1917; transferred to England, 1 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 2 March 1917 (myalgia: slight); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 7 April 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis and pneumonia), Brisbane, 18 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 January 1924
Age at death57
Place of burialMount Morgan Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAYALL Walter James

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