Walter William CHARTERS


CHARTERS, Walter William

Service Number: 5673
Enlisted: 15 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, 8 September 1888
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in action during raid on Celtic Wood , Belgium, 8 October 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Enlisted
27 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5673, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5673, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Raid on Celtic Wood 

5673 Private Walter William Charters a driver from Adelaide, South Australia was wounded at Bullecourt in May 1917 and having rejoined the battalion in September was in the field with C Company on the day of the raid. The 13 October Field Return recorded him as ‘Missing 8/10/17’ but a Court of Inquiry convened in May 1918 found he had been killed in action. In September 1920, his remains were recovered in Celtic Wood and after being exhumed, were identified by disc.