Walter Henry MULVENA

MULVENA, Walter Henry

Service Numbers: 1717, QX10239
Enlisted: 20 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 15 August 1897
Home Town: Murwillumbah, Tweed, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 28 May 1943, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Grave Reference: A6. A. 3.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Uralba Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1717, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1717, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1717, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
12 May 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1717, 31st Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

25 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Toowoomba, Queensland
27 Jun 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX10239, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
14 Feb 1942: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
28 May 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN QX10239, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography

Walter raised his age slightly so he could enlist for service in WW1 and then many years later, in wishing to serve again, he dropped his age by a few years so he could enlist for service in WW2. Walter died as a Japanese prisoner of war in South East Asia on 28 May 1943.