Walter Leonard MEAKINS


MEAKINS, Walter Leonard

Service Number: 138
Enlisted: 21 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Angaston, 21 January 1892
Home Town: Angaston, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 6 November 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Angaston District WW1 Roll of Honour, Angaston War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Crawford Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Williamstown Mt Crawford Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 138, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 138, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 138, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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Walter Leonard Meakins was the second son of Walter Joseph & Mary Meakins of Angaston.

Enlisted AIF 21.7.1915    22 years of age.

Height 5'6" Hazel eyes, brown hair.

Trained in Mitcham camp Adelaide

Embarked on Geelong to Egypt on 18.11.1915

In Sandy Desert Camp Egypt then onto France

Wounded in action Gun shot wound to neck 28.7.1916

Rejoined battalion 16.9.1916

Killed in action France 6.11.1916 ages 24 years

He has no known grave and his name is on Memorial panel 120

26 Villers Bretonneuz in France