Walter Meurant

First Name: 
Walter
Last Name: 
Meurant
Date of Birth: 
Monday, July 22, 1889
Mother's Name: 
Mary Jane (nee Bartley)
Father's Name: 
Albert Meurant
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Gunner
Unit: 
6th Light Horse Regiment / 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, August 5, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Gunner Walter Meurant (service no. 1097) was born in Mount Victoria, New South Wales. The family were living in the Illawarra when he enlisted.

At the time of enlistment Walter was working as a fettler at Port Kembla. His father was deceased by this time and his mother is next of kin. Walter had two brothers, William and Henry, who were unfortunately killed in in the Mount Kembla mine disaster.

Walter embarked on HMAT A51 Chilka on 7th June, 1915 and saw service at Gallipoli and the Western Front. Walter survived Gallipoli and returned to Egypt at the end of that campaign. He went to France with the 5th Battery, 14th Field Artillery and served until he was wounded in action on 3rd August, 1917. He was evacuated to hospital with severe multiple wounds to his head, arms and abdomen. At 11pm on 4th August, 1917 he died from these wounds.

Walter is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Plot iv, Row B, Grave 5.

Walter had a number of relatives who also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MEURANT WALTER
NAA: J34, C46857

Images

Black and white photo of men in uniform

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