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Walter PRIOR

Regimental number1610
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34.9
Height5' 6"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs K Fields, Clarence Place, Swansea, Wales, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Imperial Yeomany, Souyth Africa (Boer War); volntary discharge at war's end.
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date9 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; disembarked, 27 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Sydney, 9 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 June 1948
Age at death70
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRIOR Walter

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