Walter RISK

RISK, Walter

Service Number: 6550
Enlisted: 26 August 1916, 1 yr Senior Cadets
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Smeaton, Victoria, Australia, May 1895
Home Town: Kooroocheang, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Ballarat Kooroocheang State School, Ballarat Smeaton State School No 552, State School Ullina No 763 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6550, 6th Infantry Battalion, 1 yr Senior Cadets
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6550, 6th Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6550, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
27 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6550, 6th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele , GSW to left thigh
11 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Machine Gun Battalion
8 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6550, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Regimental Books - Australian Military History
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We Remember Today the life and service of 6550 Private Walter Risk, 14th Machine Gun Company from Smeaton, Victoria.

A 21 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 26 August 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 21st Reinforcements of the 6th Battalion from Melbourne on 2 October 1916 aboard HMAT Nestor.

While serving on the Western Front with the 6th Battalion, he was wounded in action on 25 October 1917 but recovered and continued to serve. He transferred to the 5th Machine Gun Battalion on 22 June 1918 and arrived back in Australia on 22 September 1919.

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