Price Walter

SURNAME BishPrice
NAME Walter
PLACE-BIRTH Townsville QLD
OCCUPATION Carpenter
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns QLD
DATE-ENLISTMENT 29/06/1916
NEXT-OF-KIN (sister) Emma Price, c/- Port Douglas Hospital Port Douglas QLD
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE sister's address
REGIMENT-1 Machine Gun
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
OTHER-INFO British war Medal No.25869; Victory No.24872
STORY-OUTLINE Walter Price was granted home leave from 30/09/1916 to 9/10/1916 before embarking for overseas duty from Melbourne on 22/12/1916 onboard HMAT "Persic" A34 to Devonport England arriving 3/03/1917. He was sent to Camiers France, wounded in action in August 1917 and hospitalised in Birmingham England. After convalescence he was returned to his unit in France where he received a gun shot wound to the left arm and was invalided to England. After demobilisation he was sent back to Australia on 8/09/1919 from London per "Raranga" (was damaged by a torpedo from a German U-boat between New York and London the year before) and arrived on 29 October 1919.
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