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Bernhard Hermann WALTHER

Regimental number505
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCivil servant
AddressSurrey Chambers, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G J Walther, Surrey Chambers, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Bernhardt Hermann Walther on NR
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave 57), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Trinity Uniting (formerly Congregational) Church, Perth, Western Australia. Memorial consists of two arched stained glass windows (inscription left: 'I will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage'; inscription right: 'I have fought the good fight. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.' Centred beneath the windows is a small brass plaque: 'World's War. Commenced 4th August 1914. Armistice signed 11th November 1918. Peace signed 28th June 1919. In the cause of truth combined for the freedom of mankind.' Beneath the windows and flanking the plaque left and right are two larger brass plaques bearing the names of members of the parish who served in the war. Those who died are marked with an asterisk and the words 'These died for us'. Parents: Johann Gustav and Hermione Mathilde Bertha WALTHER.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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