Eric Mervyn WALKLATE

Male 1914 - 1943  (28 years)


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  • Name Eric Mervyn WALKLATE 
    Born 5 Dec 1914  Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education 1921  Wardell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Wardell Public School 
    Military Service 23 Nov 1939 to 23 Oct 1943  [3
    Australian Army 
    • Corporal ERIC MERVYN WALKLATE
      Service Number: N61024
      Service: Australian Army
      Date of Birth: 5 December 1915
      Place of Birth: TENTERFIELD, NSW
      Date of Enlistment: 23 November 1939
      Locality on Enlistment: PADDINGTON, NSW
      Place of Enlistment: PADDINGTON, NSW
      Next of Kin: WALKLATE, MARY
      Date of Discharge: 3 February 1940
      Posting at Discharge: PROVOST CORPS

      Private ERIC MERVYN WALKLATE
      Service Number: NX10142
      Service: Australian Army
      Date of Birth: 5 December 1914
      Place of Birth: TENTERFIELD, NSW
      Date of Enlistment: 15 March 1940
      Locality on Enlistment: PADDINGTON, NSW
      Place of Enlistment: PADDINGTON, NSW
      Next of Kin: WALKLATE
      Date of Death: 23 October 1943
      Posting on Death: 2/32 Australian Infantry Battalion

      Casualty Details
      Name: WALKLATE, ERIC MERVYN
      Initials: E M
      Nationality: Australian
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Australian Infantry
      Unit Text: A.I.F. 2/32 Bn.
      Age: 28
      Date of Death: 23/10/1943
      Service No: NX10142
      Additional information:Son of Spencer and May Hope Walklate; husband of Mary Veronica Walklate, of Fairfield, New South Wales
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: EE. A. 6.
      Cemetery: LAE WAR CEMETERY
    FamilySearch ID L8SD-Z8B 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L8SD-Z8B 
    Died 23 Oct 1943  Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • WALKLATE, - October 23, 1943, killed in action, New Guinea, Eric Mervyn Walklate, NX10142, 9th Div., returned Middle East, beloved eldest son of Police Sergeant and Mrs. Walklate, Port Macquarie and ever loving husband of Mollie, loving daddy of Joan, Barbara, and Janet, aged 29 years.
    Buried Lae, Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lae War Cemetery
    Person ID I938  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father Spencer Henry John William WALKLATE,   b. 7 Jun 1887, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1954, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother May Hope ASHTON,   b. Abt 1894,   d. 9 Feb 1955, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1914  Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Veronica "Molly" HINDS,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1938  Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1914 - Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Wardell Public School - 1921 - Wardell, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1938 - Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1943 - Papua New Guinea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lae, Papua New Guinea Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] NSW Federation 1889-1918 BDM, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW August 1993), 1914/52781.

    2. [S177] Ballina & Richmond River Genweb, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswballi/schools/wardell_enrolments.htm), Wardell School Enrolments 1921.

    3. [S72] WW2 Nominal Roll [database on-line], (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au), Service Numbers: N61024, NX10142.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1943 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 6 November, p. 18, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17863325.

    5. [S30] NSW Between the wars 1919-1945 Deaths & Marriages, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages NSW), 1938/1708.