John Wallace WALDER

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WALDER, John Wallace

Service Number: 2690
Enlisted: 24 June 1915, Enlisted at Donald, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Donald, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Donald, Buloke, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wound to the head fracturing the skull, 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 8 January 1916
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave 250 Rev. S.A. Beveridge officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Donald Shire Office Roll of Honour, Warracknabeal War Memorial, Watcham War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2690, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Donald, Victoria
26 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2690, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
26 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2690, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
9 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2690, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the head fracturing his skull. Invalided to Alexandria on 20 November 1915
8 Jan 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2690, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Walder and Sarah Ann Walder nee Pope of Watchem, Victoria. Brother of Alexander Chapman Walder, Archiblad Smith Walder, David George Walder, Eliza Ellen Walder, Francis Oswell Walder, George Thomas Walder, Henry Walder, James Henry Walder, LLewellyn Sydney Walder, Louisa Walder, Maggie Walder, Mary Catherina Walder, Sarah Ann Walder and William Russell Walder

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal