Walter Ernest IRELAND

IRELAND, Walter Ernest

Service Numbers: 515134, S212722
Enlisted: 15 July 1918
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Depot Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, SA, 11 March 1898
Home Town: Berri, Berri and Barmera, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Daw Park, South Australia, 14 February 1956, aged 57 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Willaston General Cemetery, South Australia
Plot 22 M4
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 515134, 2nd Depot Battalion

World War 2 Service

30 Nov 1939: Involvement Private, SN S212722
30 Nov 1939: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
30 Nov 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S212722
25 Mar 1942: Discharged

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Walter was the son of James and Ellen (nee Arbon) of Clements Gap. 

Walter was born at Wokurna on 11 March 1898. A farmer, he was 20 years old when, with his parents consent, he enlisted in Port Broughton on 15 July 1918. He trained at Mitcham Camp but due to the cessation of hostilities he was discharged on 24 December 1918.