John Milne WALKER

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WALKER, John Milne

Service Number: 2238
Enlisted: 12 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 August 1888
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: George Watson's College, Edinburgh
Occupation: Marine Engineer
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Alexandria, Egypt, 6 September 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2238, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, New South Wales
16 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2238, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2238, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Sydney
6 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2238, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"THE LATE CORPORAL J. M. WALKER.

Corporal John Milne Walker, who died of wounds on September 6, was a brother of Mr. James K. Walker, of Woodville North. He was 26 years of age, and was born in Edinburgh. He had been some years in Australia, during which time he was employed by the Adelaide Steamship Company as engineer. He joined the 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, in Sydney, in May, and went with them into the trenches. A younger brother has been sent back to England, wounded." - from th Adelaide Chronicle 23 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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