Walter William HAINES


HAINES, Walter William

Service Number: 5371
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Nairne, South Australia, 1 June 1887
Home Town: Nairne, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 27 November 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 20
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Nairne War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5371, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5371, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
27 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5371, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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"...5371 Private Walter William Haines, 32nd Battalion. A farmer from Nairne, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 17th Reinforcements from Adelaide aboard HMAT Aeneas on 11 April 1916 for England. Following training in England he joined his battalion near Hazebrouck, France in October 1916. Pte Haines was wounded in action near Bapaume, France, on 6 March 1917 and was evacuated to England for treatment and recuperation before rejoining his battalion in late October 1917. Pte Haines was killed in action near Ypres, Belgium, on 27 November 1917 and is buried in the La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery. He was aged 30 years." - SOURCE (