Robert Laurence WALKER

WALKER, Robert Laurence

Service Number: 142
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Machine Gun Company
Born: Newtown, NSW, 23 May 1895
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Newtown Public School
Occupation: Telegraph Operator / Postal Assistant
Died: Thrown from Sulky, St. George, Qld., 19 August 1930, aged 35 years
Cemetery: St George Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 142, 9th Machine Gun Company, Sydney, NSW
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 142, 9th Machine Gun Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 142, 9th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Benalla, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Resided 80 Addison Street, Marrickville, NSW

Robert gained his commission at Fleurbaix and served in Messines, Ypres and the Somme.

Thrown to Death by
Bolting Horse
TOOWOOMBA, Tuesday. — Thrown from his sulky on to his head yesterday, Robert Walker (35) was killed. Driving from St. George to Miltonise station, his horse bolted and he was  thrown about 20 yards from the road, and his body was not found until this morning.