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William Albert WALKER

Regimental number174
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO Braidwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss A.R. Walker, Court House Hotel, PO Braidwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill Camp, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll24
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 17 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England, Palestine.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 15 May 1915.

Promoted Signal Corporal, Anzac, 27 July 1915.

Evacuated to hospital, 27 October 1915; admitted to General Hospital, Gibraltar, 7 November 1915; transferred to England, 23 November 1915; to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 28 November 1915.

Placed on Supernumerary List, 31 January 1916.

Promoted to Acting Sergeant (without pay), AIF Training Centre, Tidworth, 21 July 1916.

Marched out to Assistant Provost Marshal, 19 August 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of Anzac Provost Corps, 1 January 1917.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 26 June 1917.

Embarked Southampton, 19 July 1917; disembarked Alexandria, 4 August 1917, and marched into 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

To School of Instruction for Signalling Course, 23 September 1917.

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital, Cairo, 22 November 1917 (diarrhora); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Cairo, 22 November 1917; discharged, 1 December 1917, and rejoined 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 6 March 1918, and taken on strength of 7th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, the same day.

Evacuated to hospital, 19 June 1917; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 21 June 1918 (malaria); transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 July 1918; marched into 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 19 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 26 July 1918; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 29 July 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 26 September 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 5 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia, and malerdent); reported as dangerously ill, 17 October 1918.

Died, No 14 Australian General Hospital, 2200 hours, 17 October 1918.

Buried by Chaplain H.J. Clarke, Port Said Military Cemetery, 21 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER William Albert

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