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Arthur Barton WALTER

Regimental number3310
Date of birth21 April 1888
Place of birthSurry Hills, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, New South Wales
OccupationCharcoal burner
Address33 Reuss Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, W H Walter, 33 Reuss Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Fleurbaix, France, 19 July 1916, and taken Prisoner of War. In hospital, Cologne, Germany, for 3 months; transferred to Stendal and Wittenberg: worked in open coal mine.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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