|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Lisburn, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||7 Chester Street, Annandale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M Field, 7 Chester Street, Annandale, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served with the 3rd Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards, British Army.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Wiltshire', 22 August 1916; reported absent from embarkation, Cape Town, 21 September 1916; embarked HMT 'Itria', disembarked Plymouth, England, 20 October 1916; marched into No 3 Details Camp, Perham Downs, 30 October 1916; marched into 1st Training Bon, Parkhouse, 1 November 1916.
Found guilty at Durrington, 7 March 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 25 February, to 3.00 pm, 2 March 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 14 days' pay; to be Acting Corporal, 1 May 1917. Found guilty at Durrington, 11 July 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 4 July, to 11.00 am, 19 July 1917: awarded reprimand; forfeited total of 2 days' pay. Found guilty, 12.00 am, 1 November, to 8.30 am, 12 November 1917: reverts to permanent rank of Private; forfeited total of 11 days' pay.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 14 November 1917 (gonorrhoea); escaped from hospital, 24 December 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 41 days). Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 29 December 1917; discharged to duty, 2 January 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 5 days); marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 17 January 1918; marched out to unit, 19 January 1918; taken on strength of Reinforcements, 23 January 1918; attached to 1st Infantry Brigade Guard, 29 August 1918; appointed Lance Corporal, 1 September 1918. Disembarked Folkestone on active duty, 10 December 1918; attached for duty with Australian Artillery Ordnance Corps, 12 December 1918.
Found guilty, 13 February 1919, of being absent without leave, 8.45 am, 10 February 1919, to 8.45 am, 12 February 1919: reverts to lower rank; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; moved out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 17 February 1919; granted leave, 17 February 1919; declared illegal absentee, 27 March 1919.
Found guilty, 17 October 1919, of being absent without leave in that he in London on 27 March 1919 absented himself without leave and remained so absent until apprehended by the Military Authorities in Leytonstone at 2.45 pm, 12 October 1919: awarded 6 months' detention. Sentence remitted, 15 November 1919, in that remainder of sentence to be served is remitted as from the date of embarkation for Australia.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ypiranga', 15 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 January 1920. Discharged Sydney, 9 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FIELD Walter Joseph|