Walter Arthur ALDERSON

ALDERSON, Walter Arthur

Service Number: 3005
Enlisted: 20 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Inverleigh, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Inverleigh, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Inverleigh State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Dreeite, Victoria, Australia, 28 February 1947, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Colac General Cemetery
Memorials: Inverleigh & District Residents Roll of Honor, Inverleigh Parish of Inverleigh Honor Roll, Inverleigh Presbyterian Church Honor Roll, Inverleigh Presbyterian Church Volunteers Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3005, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3005, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3005, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
23 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3005, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , SW to head. Evacuated to UK. Rejoined unit 18 October 1917.
14 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3005, 7th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
9 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3005, 7th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens, GSW to right thigh and hand at Lihons. Evacuated to UK and then to Australia.
23 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3005, 7th Infantry Battalion, RTA 7 February 1919 and discharged as MU (wounds).

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

ALDERSON. —On February 28, at his residence, Dreeite, Walter Arthur, beloved son of the late Arthur and Rosa Alderson, of Inverleigh, and loved brother of Ada (Mrs. Murfitt), Rose (Mrs. Langley), Clara (Mrs. Stephens), and Irene, late 7th Battalion. First A.I.F.