William Henry Walker MURDOCH

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MURDOCH, William Henry Walker

Service Number: 2676
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Clare, South Australia, 9 August 1877
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Wounds, Died of wounds, France, 28 December 1916, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, le Treport
Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Federated Brick, Tile & Pottery Industrial Union Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2676, 32nd Infantry Battalion
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2676, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide

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Biography

Embarkation Roll (static.awm.gov.au) records 3rd Christian name as Walter instead of Walker

"THE LATE PRIVATE W. H. W. MURDOCH.

Mrs. Jane Murdoch, Hocking-street, Brompton, has received news that her eldest son Private W. H. W. Murdoch, died from gunshot wounds in the head 6th December 28 in the 2nd Canadian Hospital. This is the second son Mrs. Murdoch has had killed in France. The only son left now is also serving. Private W . H. W. Murdoch was 39 years of age, and highly respected by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 20 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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