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Walter Ballantyne TUNBRIDGE

Date of birth7 June 1893
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs W E Tunbridge, 'Clarsus', Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Discharge date6 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 8007 Sergeant Daryl Ballantyne TUNBRIDGE, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 22 March 1919; 7598 Gunner Geoffrey Ballantyne TUNBRIDGE, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 14 March 1918.
Other detailsWar service: left Suez to return to Australia, 28 January 1916. Returned to duty, 3rd Military District. 25 March 1916. Re-embarked from Melbourne, 11 July 1916. On command at Royal Flying Corps School of Military Aeronautics, 5 December 1916. Posted to 68th Squadron, 26 April 1917; to 44th Squadron, 11 May 1917. On command at course of instruction, School of Aerial Gunnery, 7 May 1917. Posted to 66th Squadron, RFC, 13 July 1917; to 2nd AD RFC, 10 September 1917. Transferred to H. Establishment, 22 September 1917; to 71st Squadron, 28 September 1917; to 5th Training Squadron, 20 June 1918. Marched out to No. 1 School, Special Flying, Gosport, 11 August 1918; to AFC Depot, 14 October 1918,
Date of death8 April 1968
Age at death75

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