Walter Grimett ALLOM

ALLOM, Walter Grimett

Service Number: 3757
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Drayton, Queensland, Australia, 30 May 1893
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: East Toowoomba State School
Occupation: Surveyor's assistant
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 14 September 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Luke's Church WW1 Honour Roll, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3757, Toowoomba, Queensland
31 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3757, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: ''
31 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3757, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Brisbane
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
3 Sep 1916: Wounded Private, 3757, 49th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, GSW (right leg and side)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3757 Private Walter Grimett Allom, 25th Battalion, of Toowoomba, Qld. A surveyor's assistant prior to enlistment, he embarked from Brisbane with the 9th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916. Later transferring to the 49th Battalion, he arrived with his unit in France in June 1916. In the battalion's second assault on Mouquet Farm, launched on 3 September 1916, Pte Allom suffered gun shot wounds to his legs. He was transferred to the 4th Australian General Hospital at Camiers, where he died of wounds on 13 September 1916, aged 23. Pte Allom was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France..." - SOURCE (