MISSINGHAM, Walter James

Service Number: 5184
Enlisted: 17 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 5 June 1900
Home Town: Cairns, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 August 1917, aged 17 years
Cemetery: Derry House Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cairns Boys' State School, Cairns Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5184, 15th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 5184, 15th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of Victoria embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 5184, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
18 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

Enlisted and served under the alias of Walter James Soutar and was only 17 years 2 months old when he was killed in action.