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Regimental number1530
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
SchoolCoorarook State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Broomfield Road, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs A E Walker, 5 Broomfield Road, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 21 March 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death30
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry James and Mary WALKER.

Military Medal

'At 2 p.m. on 15th November 1917 at ANZAC RIDGE near YPRES, a party of four men carrying one wounded man on a stretcher, passed close to the Battery. Battery was being heavily shelled with 5.9" Howitzers. One 5.9" shell burst in the midst of the party killing two instantly and wounding two more. These two men immediately left the man on the stretcher who was badly wounded lying there and departed. Corpl. THOMAS and Bdr. WALKER immediately went over through heavy shell fire and carried the wounded man into a place of comparative safety and as soon as the shelling eased down assisted to carry the man to a dressing station.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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