Walter CHURCHUS DSO, MID

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CHURCHUS, Walter

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 April 1916
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Builder
Died: Killed in action, France, 1 April 1918
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot VII, Row A, Grave 26
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN Officer, Field Artillery Brigades
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Major, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne
1 Apr 1918: Involvement 7th Field Artillery Brigade
1 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN Officer

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Walter CHURCHUS was born in St Kilda, Victoria in 1880

His parents were Walter Robert CHURCHUS & Mary Ann BARBER

He married Jean Mary WESTBROOK on 1st July, 1913 in the Christ Church in St Kilda, Victoria - one known child Stanley Walter Westbrook CHURCHUS born 1914

His son Stanley served in the Army in WW2 (SN V4117418) and was discharged in 1946