Walter James MCDERMOTT

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MCDERMOTT, Walter James

Service Number: 4161
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Ridleyton, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 19 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4161, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4161, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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THE LATE PRIVATE W. J. McDERMOTT.

Mrs. C. S. Richardson, of Croydon, has been notified that her nephew, Private Walter J. McDermott, was killed in action in France on August 19. He left for the front in January last and was in his twentieth year." - from the Adelaide Chroncle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)