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William Walker STAPLETON

Regimental number161
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
SchoolPicton Junction, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco fireman
AddressMerredin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Stapleton, Picton Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Walker spelt Walter
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, Bullecourt Battle, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Special Memorial D. 5), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Mary STAPLETON, Spencer Street, South Bunbury, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3821 Pte Leslie Roland HILL, 11th Bn, killed in action, 30 May 1916.
Other details

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

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