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Walter James Edmond CALLAGHAN

Regimental number2881
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann Callaghan, Chelcote Road, Bankstown, New South Wales
Previous military service39th Infantry
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 18 September 1916 - 59th Bn 7th Reinforcements; taken on strength 59 Bn 20 July 1917; wounded but remained at duty 20 May 1918 Bullecourt; mortally wounded 2 September 1918.
FateDied of wounds 16 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death23
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block R, Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 16), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1716 Sergeant Alfred CALLAGHAN, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 6 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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