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George Frederick WALKER

Regimental number31077
Place of birthLoughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address158 Phillip Street, sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 6.75"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Walker, 'Fairview', Farnell Street, Park Hill, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Field Artillery , British Army, for 16 years 4 months; discharged at own request.
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 19 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDischarged 15 November 1918
Discharge date15 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 19 December 1916; to be acting Ship Sergeant for voyage only, at Sea, 19 December 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into 3rd Camp Details, Parkhouse, 18 February 1917; marched out to Bulford, 26 March 1917; to be EDP Corporal, 26 March 1917; reverts to Rank, 30 June 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital (sick), 20 September 1917; discharged to Training Depot, 1 October 1917; marched into RBAA, Larkhill, 1 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital (venereal disease), Bulford, 3 January 1918; discharged, 22 January 1918, total period of treatment for venereal disease, 20 days.

Marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 14 February 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital (sick), Sutton Veny, 14 March 1918; discharged to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 29 March 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital (sick), 16 April 1918; discharged to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 18 May 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital (influenza), 24 June 1918; discharged, 26 June 1918; marched out to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 12 August 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 7 September 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 9 September 1918; marched out to unit, 11 September 1918; taken on strength of 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, in the field, 19 September 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance (influenza), 16 November 1918; to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 November 1918; to 24th Ambulance Train, 20 November 1918; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 21 November 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 27 November 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 6 December 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, 8 December 1918; still in Depot, 9 February 1919; marched out to England, 6 June 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 7 June 1919; discharged, London, 15 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources NAA B2455 file 3004570

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