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David Ernest WALTON

Regimental number2898
Place of birthRosevale, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressRosevale via Rosewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Walton, Rosevale via Rosewood, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2898
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 April 1916 (slightly: remained at duty).

Wounded in action (second occasion), 23 July 1916 (gun shot wound, explosive bullet, penis, testicles); admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; transferred to England, 12 August 1916, and admitted to Bramshott Military Hospital (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford (date not recorded); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 November 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 30 November 1916 (stricture, urethra); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, 23 January 1917.

Detached for duty to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 31 March 1917.

Taken on strength, 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 23 July 1917.

Found guilty, Bulford, 13 December 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, i.e. assisting prisoners to escape: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 26 June 1918 (influenza); discharged, 29 June 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 December 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 20 December 1918.

Reverted to Private at own request, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 28 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALTON David Ernest

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