Ron WALKER

WALKER, Ron

Service Number: 51915
Enlisted: 1 July 1951, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Korean War Service

1 Jul 1951: Enlisted Australian Army, Perth, Western Australia
24 Jul 1953: Involvement Australian Army, Corporal, SN 51915, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR), Samichon ("The Hook")

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Biography

"...51915 Private Ron Walker who served in 2 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR) during the Korean War. Walker enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in July 1951 in Perth, Western Australia, at the age of 17 years. He undertook Recruit training at Guilford, WA, and advanced infantry training at Puckapunyal, Victoria. He was then posted to the Machine-gun platoon, Support Company of 2 RAR as a Corporal No. 1 gunner on a Vickers medium machine gun. He sailed with the battalion on the 'New Australia' and arrived in Korea in March 1953. He joined Sergeant Brian Cooper's section at 'Vickers Village', a platoon position of four guns, and was positioned in the machine-gun bunker on Hill 111 during the battle of Hook on 24-26 July 1953, just prior to the war's end. Walker returned to Australia in April 1954." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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