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William Wallace WALKER

Regimental number8206
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBaker
Age at embarkation24.6
Height5' 6.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Walker, Aberdeen, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Bakery, 19th Company, Army Service Corps, 1st Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Aexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Found guilty, Calais, 9 April 1916, of while on Active Service being absent from work from 6 pm till 8.15 pm: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, 13 February 1917, of being absent from camp, 2015 to 2200, 11 February 1917: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay, and confined to camp for 5 days.

Admitted to 30th General Hospital, 4 March 1917 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 10 March 1917 (laryngitis); to 3rd Rest Camp, 14 March 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 16 March 1917.

Struck off strength of 2nd Field Bakery, 10 June 1917; taken on strength, 15th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 11 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 8 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 26 December 1917.

Found guilty, 18 January 1918, of while on Active service leaving a government vehicle unattended: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to Paris, 22 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 March 1918.

Temporarily detached to 19th Bn, 16 August 1918; rejoined 15th Company, 19 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 14 January 1919.

Admitted to 3/2 West Lancashire Field Ambulance, 4 February 1919 (influenza); transferred to 7th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 February 1919; discharged to duty, 15 February 1919; rejoined unit, 16 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 25 March 1919; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veney, 26 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALKER William Wallace

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