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Hugh WALKER

Regimental number20016
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBeaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10.5"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Walker, 113 Churchill Avenue, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date2 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916; proceeded overseas with 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 30 December 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 May 1917 (gun shot wound to head and right arm); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 26 May 1917; to England, 27 May 1917; admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, England, 27 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 July 1917; discharged and marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 23 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Paeka', 27 August 1917; disembarked Perth, 14 October 1917; discharged, 2 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER Hugh

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