Albert WALKER

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WALKER, Albert

Service Number: 1530
Enlisted: 21 August 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, August 1888
Home Town: Auburn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Coorarook State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 22 March 1918
Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Kemmel, Flanders, Belgium, Berks Cemetery Extension, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1530, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
12 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
15 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Bombardier, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
12 Nov 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Bombardier, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
15 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Temp Sgt on 15/3/1918, rank granted when KIA on standing orders.
21 Mar 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1530, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
22 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Date unknown: Embarked Driver, SN 1530, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Marere
Date unknown: Involvement Driver, SN 1530, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

On This Day - Australian Military History
 
We Remember Sergeant Albert Walker

Today we pause to remember the life and service of 1530 Temporary Sergeant Albert Walker, who was killed in action in Belgium on the 21st of March 1918.
Originally from Auburn, Victoria, he worked as a gardener prior to enlisting on the 21st of August 1915. He embarked for overseas as a Driver with the 2nd FAB Ammunition Column from Melbourne on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Southern. He was promoted to Acting Bombardier in Egypt on 18 November 1915 and to Bombardier on 12 March 1916.

After arriving in France in March 1916, he served with the 1st Divisional Ammunition Column and the 2nd FAB where he was promoted to Corporal on 2 October 1917 and to Temporary Sergeant on 25 February 1918. He was recommended for a Military Medal (MM) for bravery in carrying a wounded man to safety through heavy shellfire. (There is no record of his receiving the MM.)

He was killed in action in Belgium on 21 March 1918 and is buried in the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium

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