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William WALLS

Regimental number725
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressOak Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinWife, Mrs Susan Walls, Oak Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date4 May 1918
Family/military connectionsSon: 3634 Pte Reginald Frank WALLS, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

Understated age by 10 years when enlisting.

War service: Western Front

Embarked, 20 February 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 May 1916; entrained for Hazebrouck, 8 May 1916.

While on leave in England was instructed to report to Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, for a Medical Board.

As a result of medical examination, commenced return to Australia for discharge (overage and deafness), 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; discharged, 4 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, according to wife, of shell shock in Bendigo Hospital, 14 December 1918.

Date of death14 December 1918
Age at death57
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria

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