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Henry Elliot WALKER

Regimental number802
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation overseer
Address4 Yorke Street, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Andrew Walker, Jp, 4 York Street, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the South Ireland Horse; left the country.
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date24 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 8 May 1915; proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 30 August 1918.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance (diarrhoea), Gallipoli, 22 September 1915; returned to duty, 27 September 1915; disembarked, Alexandria ex Mudros, Egypt, 10 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance (influenza), Belgium, 4 October 1916; transferred to 2nd Divisional Rest Station, 4 October 1916; rejoined unit from Hospital, 10 October 1916.

Evacuated sick, 21 October 1916; admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital (pleurisy), Boulogne, 25 October 1916; to England, 31 October 1916; admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 31 October 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 1 December 1916; discharged on furlough to report to Weymouth Command Depot on 4 January 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 4 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 21 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit - pulmonary tuberculosis), Melbourne, 24 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 April 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER Henry Elliot

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