Name: Thomas James Walker
Thomas Walker was an indigenous soldier. He was born in Sydney and lived on Ulgandahi Island in NSW. His parents were Thomas and Susan. Thomas had a wife, Lily, and two children, Jean and Edward.
Enlistment Details: Thomas enlisted in MacLean, NSW. Thomas was sent to the 25th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF).
Service Number: 6400
Units Served: 25th Battalion
Details about his role in War: On the 23rd of December 1916 he left Sydney on the ship “Demosthenes”. Then on the 3rd of March the following year, he marched into the 7th Training Camp, Rollestone from Australia. On the 25th of April 1917,he was awarded 1 day’s total forfeited with 3 days pay for absence without leave. On the 7th July that year he was taken on strength with the 25th Battalion and later on in the year he was appointed driver. Then sadly on the 11th of August 1918 he was killed during a bombing raid. Thomas died when he was 26 and is now buried in France.
Age at Death: 26
Memorial Details: HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
Grave/memorial reference: IV.G.9