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Walter Clyde EVERETT

Regimental number1018
Date of birth18 December 1894
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWire mattress maker
Address208 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Everett, 208 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 51st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1200
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date7 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 149 Pte Edward EVERETT MM, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, 25 April 1915; then reported wounded; transferred by HT 'Clan McGillivray' to Malta, and admitted to Military Hospital, Valetta, 4 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left thigh); transferred to Mtarfa Hospital, 23 May 1915; to St Andrew's Hospital, 21 July 1915; to St Lawrence Convalescent Camp, 22 August 1915; to Egypt, 31 August 1915, and admitted to Base Details, Mustapha, 5 September 1915.

Rejoined Bn, Lemnos, 17 September 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 31 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Corporal, 20 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 11 February 1917 (septic toe); transferred to 1/1 South Midlands Division Casualty Clearing Station, 12 February 1917; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 March 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 2 March 1917; to Base Details, Etaples, 13 March 1917; joined 5th Bn, in the field, 22 March 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 18 January 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 January 1918 (synovitis, left knee); transferred to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 27 January 1918; discharged to 1st Convalescent Depot, 14 February 1918; transferred to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 16 February 1916; to Base Depot, Havre, 27 March 1918.

Transferred to England, 10 April 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked, Sydney, 1 August 1918, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged (medically unfit: osteo-arthritis, left knee joint), 7 March 1919.

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

Re-enlisted, 11 June 1919, as 19889, Sea Transport; embarked Sydney, 12 August 1919; disembarked London, England, 12 October 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 17 May 1920.

Also served in World War II: enlisted 4 May 1942; discharged, 17 January 1947, as V375764 Signalman, Signals, 3rd Lines of Communication Area.
Date of death7 August 1982
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVERETT Walter Clyde

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