|Place of birth||London, England|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Florence Argent, 49 Mercer Street, Geelong, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/76/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Died of illness. Enlisted 12 September 1916. Joined 59th Bn on 26 October 1917.|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Not stated|
|Age at death||32|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row AA, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.
Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 28 March 1917 (mumps); discharged to depot, 15 April 1917.
Found guilty, 1 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 2400 hours, 26 April 1917, until 1400 hours, 29 April 1917: award, forfeits 9 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 12 days pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 18 October 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 21 October 1917; taken on strength of 59th Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.
Found guilty, of while of active service, absenting himself at 1400 hours, 14 June 1918, and remained absent until apprehended by Military Police, Doullens, 17 June 1918: awarded 8 days' Field Punishment No 2, forfeits 4 days' pay by Royal Warrant, and total forfeiture of 12 days, pay.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 24 July 1918, on a charge of while on active service, deserting His Majesty's Service in that he in the field at 2100 hours, 6 July 1918, after he had been warned for duty in the line, absented himself without leave with intent of avoiding duty in the line, and remained absent until apprehended by the Military Police at 1500 hours, Vigwacaun, 12 July 1918; found guilty: sentenced to 5 years' Penal Servitude; sentenced confirmed by General Officer Commanding, 5th Australian Division, but sentence commuted to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour.
Marched out to Anzac Corps Field Punishment Compound, 31 July 1918.
Sentence suspended, 15 September 1918; rejoined unit, 26 September 1918.
Evacuated to hospital, 5 October 1918; to No 41 Stationary Hospital, 6 October 1918.
Died, 10 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ARGENT Walter Robert|