Walter John SHARRAD

SHARRAD , Walter John

Service Number: 5753
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maitland, South Australia, 3 October 1897
Home Town: Arthurton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Winulta Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Died of Wounds (accidental), Bazentin-le-Petit, France, 14 February 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Arthurton Memorial Oval Gates, Arthurton WW1 Honour Roll, Arthurton WW1 Honour Roll Plaque, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5753, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5753, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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NOTE: Family name incorrectly transcribed on official Embarkation Roll. NAA Service Record verifies the correct spelling on Family name is SHARRAD. The Family name on this website has been corrected to accord with the Service Record. Correction undertaken by RSL Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, September 2015.

Died after accidental bomb wound to shoulder & thigh at Bazentine-le-Petit, during bomb throwing practice.


Private Walter John Sharrad, who enlisted from Arthurton on March 20, 1916, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sharrad, Arthurton. He saw two months' active service in France, where he died of wounds on February 14. He was only 19 years and 4 months old. He was a member of St. Peter's Church of England, Winulta, and was a model son. He was a member of the Arthurton football and cricket clubs, of which his father has been the president for many years. His death came as a great blow to his friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 31 Mar 1917 (