Walker, Air Mechanic Class II Albert John (528)

No 3 Sqn AFC

Albert Walker came from Montrose, Victoria. He was 20, and a Carpenter and Joiner, who had served in the AMF as a Signaller for three years, when he joined the 8th Light Horse in Melbourne on 11 January 1915. On 25 February 1915 he left from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria. After arrival in Egypt, he was originally left with the horses when the Light Horse embarked as infantry for Gallipoli, but joined his unit on the Peninsula in October 1915. He remained in the Light Horse until December 1916, when he transferred to the AFC. After technical training as a wireless operator in the UK, he went to France to work at No 1 Aircraft Depot in July 1917 before being posted to No 69 (Australian) Sqn in September. He was detached to No 16 Sqn RFC for a short period in November before returning to No 69 Sqn. On 10 October 1918 he became sick with influenza, and was taken to hospital.

He died from pneumonia at No 4 General Hospital at Camiers on 16 October 1918.

AMII A J Walker is buried in Grave LXVI T 24 at Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

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