Walter Henry Herring

First Name: 
Walter
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Herring
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, April 5, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Herring nee Connelly
Father's Name: 
William Herring
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, October 9, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Australian General Hospital
Company: 
2nd
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, November 5, 1967
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Walter Henry Herring (Service No 701), was born in Yass, N.S.W.

At enliistment, he was single, 20 years old, worked as a clerk and had served four years with 37th infantry Militia.

Walter embarked on HMAT A55 Kyarra, with Australian General Hospital 2, on 28th November 1914. He arrived in Egypt, and was admitted to hospital on 13th February 1915, with measles. On 18th September 1915, he was attached to 1st Field Ambulance on Mudros. Walter arrived in France on 30th March 1916, and served on the Western Front until 17th March 1918, when he was transferred to 1st Division Signals Company. He was returned to Australia in October 1918, on special 1914 leave, and discharged on 22nd February 1919.

On 6th April 1921, Walter married Mary Moore, in Sydney, N.S.W., and they had 3 children.

Walter was on the staff of the Bulli Railway, after the war.

He enlisted for service on 16th May 1942, and served as lieutenant (Service No N339493), with 12th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, until 1st October 1945. Walter served with 2 of his daughters, one in the WRAAF and one in the Army.

Walter died in Wollongong, N.S.W., and his ashes are interred at Wollongong Memorial Gardens, Unanderra, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HERRING W H 701

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