|Place of birth||Glanville, South Australia|
|School||Public School, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sara Ann Waanders, Exmouth Street, Exeter, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 77th Bn, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Photo: Peter Dennis|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to and taken on strength of 48th Bn, 19 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 6 August 1916; remained at duty.
Admitted to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 3 October 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 20 October 1916; rejoined unit, 21 October 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 April 1917, and transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station (ulcer, face); to Ambulance Train, 8 April 1917, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 April 1917; transferred to England, 17 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham (rodent ulcer, face); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 24 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 3 October 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 October 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 29 October 1917; discharged, 19 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 22 days.
Found guilty, 22 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 6 pm, 17 October, until surrendering himself to the Military Field Police about 1230 am, 24 October 1917: incustody 28 days awaiting trial; awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 57 days' pay.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 4 December 1917; discharged, 1 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 119 days.
Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 April 1918.
Found guilty, 21 May 1918, of neglecting to obey AIF Order 2256: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.
Found guilty, 28 May 1918, of being absent from Guard Mounting ('duty fell upon another soldier'): awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.
Found guilty, 4 June 1918, of (1) neglect of Depot Order 2256, viz. in Weymouth without a pass; (2) escaping from custody in that he when under arrest broke away from LCpl McGill; (3) breaking Camp while under confined to barracks order: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 June 1918 (rodent ulcer); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 July 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 August 1918 (ulcer on jaw); marched in to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 16 September 1918.
Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 January 1919; listed as 'dangerously ill (epithelioma paroted)', 10 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Wandilla', 31 May 1919; medical report, HT 'Wandilla': 'Steadily going downhill. Growth spreading'; disembarked Adelaide and admitted to 7th Australian General Hospital, Keswick, 16 May 1919; died (epitheliona of neck), 7th Australian General Hospital, Keswick, Adelaide, 20 May 1919, died before discharge.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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|Sources||NAA: B2455, WAANDERS Walter Reginald|