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Walter Burgh SINCLAIR

Regimental number1569
Place of birthHalkirk, United Kingdom
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o W. Everest, Urangallah, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M. Sinclair, George Street, Halkirk, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Seaforth Highlanders, British Army.
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled five miles southwest of Armentieres, France.
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death20
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 3), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Family/military connectionsNil.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 5 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Taken on strength of A Company, 31st Bn, Serapeum, 11 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried New Cemetery, Sailly-sur-La-Lys, by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SINCLAIR Walter Burgh

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