Arthur Henry WALKER


WALKER, Arthur Henry

Service Number: 2829
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wickliffe, Victoria, 1893
Home Town: Willaura, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Willaura War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2829, Melbourne, Victoria
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2829, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2829, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Moldavia, Melbourne
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Infantry Battalion
25 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2829, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Vicki McDonald

"...2829 Private Arthur Henry Walker... of the 6th reinforcements to the 21st Battalion... from Willaura Vic, embarked on HMAT Moldavia from Port Melbourne on 5 October 1915 with the 21st Bn but was later transferred to the 7th Bn. Pte Arthur Walker,a plumber by trade, was killed in action in France on 27 July 1916 and has no known grave. (His brother) Pte Frank Walker, a saddler before the war, was wounded in action (fractured femur) on 9th August 1918 and returned to Australia on 23 March 1919..." - SOURCE (