Charles Robert Alexander Walker

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
Robert Alexander
Last Name: 
Walker
Mother's Name: 
Amy Walker (nee Elphinstone)
Father's Name: 
Robert Walker
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, July 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
47th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 3, 1918
Place of Death: 
Dermancourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Charles Walker (Service No 2808) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. around 1892.

He enlisted In Brisbane when he was 23 years old; he was single and worked as a cabinetmaker.  Charles embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A33 Argyllshire with 9th Reinforcements, 15th Battalion on 1st September 1915, and joined 'taken on strength' the 15th battalion in Egypt on 8th January 1916.

Charles was admitted to hospital on 8th February 1916 with influenza.  He was transferred to 47th Battalion on 3rd March 1916 and the troops were sent to France, arriving on on 9th June 1916.  On 1st July 1916 Charles was detached to 12th Brigade Headquarters and served on the Western Front with them until he returned to 47th Battalion on 2nd February 1918.

On 3rd April 1918, while assigned to 9 Platoon, C Company, Charles was carrying rations to the trenches when a shell hit the men and he was killed instantly.

Charles is buried in Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France: Plot VII, Row B, Grave 28.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WALKER C R A

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