Spencer Henry WALKLATE

WALKLATE, Spencer Henry

Service Number: NX202843
Enlisted: 31 December 1943
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: Z Special Unit
Born: Bushgrove, New South Wales, Australia, 11 January 1918
Home Town: Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Wardell, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Police Constable & Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Muschu Island, New Guinea, Kairiru Island, Wewak, New Guinea, 13 April 1945, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Grave Ref. C8 E 23
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

31 Dec 1943: Enlisted Private, NX202843, Paddington, New South Wales
31 Dec 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, NX202843, Z Special Unit
13 Apr 1945: Involvement Lance Corporal, NX202843, Z Special Unit, Aitape - Wewak, New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Spencer Henry WALKLATE was born on 11th January, 1918 in Bushgrove, NSW

His parents were Spencer Henry WALKLATE & May Hope ASHTON who married in 1914

He married Lynda Maude O'KEEFE in 1938 (marriage registered in Gunnedah, NSW) - 3 known children


His brother Eric Mervyn WALKLATE (SN NX10142) also lost his life in WW2 in New Guinea on 23rd October, 1943