Walter MOYLE

MOYLE, Walter

Service Number: 1813
Enlisted: 1 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Saddlesworth, South Australia, 27 September 1895
Home Town: Saddleworth, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Saddleworth State School, South Australia
Occupation: Cook
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 16 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Saddleworth Institute Roll of Honor WW1, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Saddleworth War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1813, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1813, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1813, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"LATE PTE. WALTER MOYLE

SADDLEWORTH, September 10.— Mr, and Mrs. R. B. Moyle, of Saddleworth, received news on Friday that their son, Pte. Walter Moyle, was killed in France on August 18. Deceased was in his twenty-first year, and was born in Saddleworth. He enlisted in May, 1915, and left for the front in the following month. After fighting in Gallipoli for three months, he was invalided to Malta and Egypt, where he spent five months. While in Egypt he met his brother, Pte. William Moyle, of the light horse, who had enlisted 12 months before. He had the chance to return to Australia, but decided to go on to the front. A second brother, Pte. A. Moyle, is a member of the 43rd Battalion." - from the Adelaide Observer 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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