Frank WALKER

WALKER, Frank

Service Number: 2830
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Willaura, Victoria, November 1886
Home Town: Willaura, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Saddler
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2830, Melbourne, Victoria
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2830, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2830, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Moldavia, Melbourne
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2830, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2830 Pte Frank Walker of the 6th reinforcements to the 21st Battalion... from Willaura Vic, embarked on HMAT Moldavia from Port Melbourne on 5 October 1915 with the 21st Bn but were later transferred to the 7th Bn. (His brother) Pte Arthur Walker, a plumber by trade, was killed in action in France on 27 July 1916 and has no known grave. Pte Frank Walker, a saddler before the war, was wounded in action (fractured femur) on 9th August 1918 and returned to Australia on 23 March 1919..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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