Walter PINKERTON

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PINKERTON, Walter

Service Number: 4755
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 21 May 1885
Home Town: Port Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cricket Ground Caretaker
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Belgium, 9 October 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Hagle Dump Cemetery
Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4755, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4755, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4755, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4755, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of James Pinkerton and Mary Murphy

Brother of 825 Pte. William Pinkerton (/explore/people/167507) who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 Apr 1915

"Pte. Pinkerton Killed.

Pte. Walter Pinkerton, for some time greenkeeper at Port Melbourne Bowling Green, also curator of Port Melbourne Cricket Ground, has been killed in action. He left Australia on April 4, 1916, and was killed on October 9, 1917, in France. His only brother, William, was killed in the landing at Gallipoli. He leaves a young widow, for whom in her sad bereavement the deepest sympathy will be expressed." - from the Port Melbournne Standard 17 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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