VX32 Theodore Gordon 'Myrtle' Walker, DSO

Date of birth1900-10-14 Richmond VIC 
Interwar Service 1  1918-07-01  private 2/24th battalion 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1918-07-01   
Interwar Service 2  1918-11-28  CPlatoon  
Interwar Service 3  1920-03-31  SGT 24th battalion  
Interwar Service 4  1921-03-31  lieutenant  
Date commissioned  1921-03-31   
Interwar Service 5  1925-09-14  captain  
Interwar Service 6  1932-11-07  major 
Interwar Service 7  1934-12-17  Certified competant for lieutenant colonel comd in fd 
Interwar Service 8  1935-06-01  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 24th battalion 
Interwar Service 9  1939-08-24  commanding officer 24/39th battalion 
Career summary 1  1939-10-13  appointed lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/7th battalion 
Appointment  1939-10-13 - 1941-06-01  Battalion: 2/7th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 24/39th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: Sphakia, Crete 
Career summary 2  1939-10-25  Enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 3  1940-05-17  arrived Middle East 
Citations 2  1941-03-07  'At Bardia on 3rd January 1941, Lt.-Col. Walker showed great ability in a very confused situation. His sound planning and leadership under fire inspired his Battalion in its fighting during the nights of 3rd and 4th January, and these attributes and his execution of orders were the chief contributing factors in the success of 17th Australian Infantry Brigade operations.' - DV1 
Career summary 4  1941-03-28  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 
Career summary 9  1941-06-04 - 1941-06-22  Skenes 
Career summary 7  1941-06-07  missing in action 
Career summary 10  1941-06-22 - 1941-07-10  Polytechnic Athens 
Career summary 11  1941-07-10 - 1941-08-24  Kokinia 
Career summary 8  1941-07-15  Confirmed prisoner of war wounded in action 
Career summary 12  1941-09-02 - 1941-10-14  Lamsdorf Stalag VIIinfantry battalion 
Career summary 13  1941-10-15  Warburg 
Career summary 14  1941-10-16 - 1945-04-29  Spangenburg Oflag 9AZ 
Career summary 16  1945-04-12  arrived United Kingdom 
Career summary 15  1945-04-14  Reported safe in Allied hands 
Career summary 17  1945-07-07  Returned to Australia (Sydney) 
Career summary 18  1945-08-25  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 5  c 1941-04-10  arrived Greece 
WW2 Service 1    Bardia-Benghazi 
Career summary 6    prisoner of war 1 Jun 41 Sphakia, Crete 
wounded in action    1 Jun 41, Sphakia, Crete 

Cadet Service: senior Cadets 1 Jul 1914-30 Jun 1918; Occupation: Bank Officer