Private Walter James Missingham

Service number 5184, 5784
Birth Date 1900-06-05
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Death Date 1917-08-12
Death Place Belgium
Also known as Walter James Soutar
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

Private Walter James Missingham (5184, 47th Battalion) was born in Townsville, Queensland, on 5 June 1900. He enlisted under the name of Walter James Soutar (his step-father’s name) in January 1916. Walter was severely wounded in November 1916, but recovered to return to his battalion in Jun 1917. He was killed on 12 August 1917 when an enemy shell fell on Company HQ near Wytschaete, killing Walter and 6 other men. He was buried at Derry House Cemetery No 2, Belgium, aged 17 years 2 months.



Date of birth 05 June 1900
Date of enlistment 17 January 1916
Date of embarkation 31 March 1916
Date of death 12 August 1917
Date of fate 12 August 1917