Egmont Palmer (Monty) WALKER

WALKER, Egmont Palmer

Service Number: 10687
Enlisted: 23 March 1916, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Train
Born: Brisbane, Qld., 2 June 1881
Home Town: Woollahra, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Cooerwull Academy Bowenfels NSW
Occupation: Sharebroker, Director Bank of NSW
Died: Sudden, At his residence, 'Colebrook' Double Bay, Sydney, NSW, 10 December 1948, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 10687, 3rd Divisional Train, Sydney, NSW
30 May 1916: Involvement 10687, 3rd Divisional Train, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Persic embarkation_ship_number: A34 public_note: Embarkation date incorrectly recorded on original roll as 3 May 1916
30 May 1916: Involvement 10687, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Persic embarkation_ship_number: A34 public_note: ''
30 May 1916: Embarked 10687, 3rd Divisional Train, HMAT Persic, Sydney
30 May 1916: Embarked 10687, HMAT Persic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

EGMONT PALMER WALKER, son of Hon. James Thomas Walker, of Sydney (one of the Directors of the Bank), and Mrs. Janette Isabella Walker, was born on 2nd June, 1881, at Brisbane, and was educated at the Cooerwull Academy, Bowenfels, New South Wales.

He enlisted in Sydney in March, 1916, and served as a driver in the 24th Company of the Australian Army Service Corps. He was afterwards transferred to the 8th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps and was promoted to lieutenant.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Racehorse owner Mr. E. P. (Monty) Walker died suddenly last Friday night at his home in Bellevue Road, Double Bay. The funeral took place on Saturday at Northern Suburbs Crematorium. Horses Mr. Walker owned included Yaralla, who won a  Breeders' Plate. Sires' Produce Stakes, Villiers  Stakes, Challenge Stakes, and Craven Plate.

Egmont Palmer Walker, Sydney stockbroker and well-known racing man, who died on December 10, 1948, left an estate of £104,107.
Mr. Walker left his racehorses and bloodstock to his son, James Kenneth Walker, and the residue to his wife, Violet Louise Walker, and his family.
Probate of his will has been granted in the Supreme Court.