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Avenue of Honour

Sergeant Walter Scott Harkness

1882
Born at Drouin, VIC
30/3/1916
Enlisted in the AIF, 16th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion, aged 34
2/10/1916
Embarked aboard the HMAT A71 Nestor
16/11/1916
Disembarked at Plymouth, England
8/12/1916 - 12/12/1916
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital - bronchitis/pleurisy
19/4/1917
Proceeding overseas to France
9/5/1917
Joined the 24th Battalion in the field
27/9/1917
Proceeding to 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Harve, France - permanently unfit
1/1/1918
Transferred to the Australian Veterinary Hospital - Calais, France
18/6/1918
Promoted to Lance Corporal
15/8/1918 - 29/8/1918
On leave in England
10/11/1918
Reverts to Private - at own request
29/11/1918
Transferred to the 5th Australian Mobile Veterinary Section
21/1/1919
Promoted to Temporary Sergeant
21/1/1919
Detached to the Small Arms Ammunition Section, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
31/3/1919
On leave in Paris
24/4/1919
Proceeding to Base for repatriation
7/7/1919
Embark for for Australia aboard the Chemnitz
5/9/1919
Returned to Australia
20/10/1919
Discharged from the AIF
1961
Died at Heidelberg, VIC, aged 79

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