Walter Frederick DISHER


DISHER, Walter Frederick

Service Number: 1650
Enlisted: 2 February 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birchip, Victoria, 1893
Home Town: Darlington Point, Murrumbidgee Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 4 April 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V1, Row E, Grave 31, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Darlington Point War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1650, Cootamundra, New South Wales
14 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1650, 56th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1650, 56th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
2 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1650, 56th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Shell wounds (legs and thigh) - 2.5 miles south south west of Albert, France

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert M Disher of Darlington Point, NSW; brother of NOrman Allan Disher who returned to Australai on 11 December 1918; brother of Miss E.J. Disher

21 October 1916 - Charged with misconduct while on rear march;(carried a hawker's basket after being told not to). Fined 2 days pay.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal