Walker, John Stuart Dight, MC (Captain, b.? - d.1918)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 1DRL/0591
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Document
Maker Walker, John Stuart Dight
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/458
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the service of Captain John Stuart Dight Walker, 11 Battalion, AIF. Collection consists of a typed foolscap sheet containing biographical details of Captain Walker, his father, sister and four brothers who all served in WWI.

History / Summary

Captain John Stuart Dight Walker, MC, 11 Battalion, AIF. Killed in action 21st July, 1918. Age 33. Native of Birkenhead, England. Son of John and Jessie Walker, of St. Andrew's Manse, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Captain John Stuart Dight Walker MC, 11 Battalion. Born in Birkenhead, England, he was the son of a Presbyterian minister, John Walker of Bendigo, Vic., who enlisted as a chaplain in the AIF; Capt Walker's four brothers and a sister also enlisted with British and Australian forces, and two of his brothers were killed in action. Before enlisting on 12 April 1915, Capt Walker was manager of a mine near Meekatharra, WA, and had played rugby for Sydney University; he embarked from Fremantle as a Second Lieutenant on HMAT Ulysses on 2 November 1915 with the 11th Reinforcements. He was awarded the Military Cross on 22 September 1916 for his actions at Pozieres from 20 to 25 July 1916, when he gave a 'cool and excellent example' of conduct under fire, including assisting wounded men and directing fire. He was killed in action on 21 July 1918 at the age of 33.