Cresswell Herbert WALTER

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WALTER, Cresswell Herbert

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Born: Caulfield, Victoria, 7 October 1873
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College & Melbourne Grammar School
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in action, Pietersburg, South Africa, 9 April 1901, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Hobart Boer War Memorial, Launceston Boer War Memorial, Melbourne Grammar School Anglican Chapel of St. Peter Boer War Memorial Window
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

He was born Cresswell Herbert WALTER on 7th October, 1873 in Caulfield, Victoria - His Boer War records have incorrect spelling of Crosswell

His parents were John Charles WALTER and Ann Christiana CRESSWELL

He enlisted with the 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen - the Contigent left Tasmania on 26th April, 1900 on the Troopship Manhattan arriving at Beira on 28th May and then to Durban by 3rd June

He was killed by sniper fire on 9th April, 1901 in Pietersburg, South Africa & is buried in Polokwane, Northern Province, South Africa

Link to a story about his School in Victoria & his war exploits

https://www.scotch.vic.edu.au/greatscot/2014sepGS/84a.htm (www.scotch.vic.edu.au)

Link to Photo of Cresswell and other members of the 1st tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

http://alh-research.tripod.com/1st_tasmanian_imperial_bushmen_album/index.album/second-lieutenant-crosswell-herbert-walter?i=5 (alh-research.tripod.com)

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