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Regimental number152
Place of birthFraine, Athboy, Co Meath, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressJunee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 8.5"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Annie McCormack, Friane, Athboy, Co Meath, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit nameSection 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Railway Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date15 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on 'Wiltshire', 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 11 April 1917, and marched into 1st Australian Railway Section. Proceeded to France with 6th Australian Railway Operations Company, 14 May 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 25 August 1918; to Paris on leave, 16 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 27 February 1919. Proceeded to England from Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 1 May 1919; marched into No 3 Group, Codford, 2 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Valencia', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 14 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 15 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCORMACK Walter

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