Roll of Honour Sergeant John Preston Walker

Service number 1825
Rank Sergeant
Unit 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Service Australian Army
Collection ID RCDIG1068842
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 27 July 1916 , aged 23
Place of Death France
Cause of Fate To Be Determined
Place of Association Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

Roll of Honour name projection

Sergeant John Preston Walker's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Mon 26 June, 2017 4:31 am
  • Tue 8 August, 2017 4:07 am
  • Tue 26 September, 2017 4:25 am
  • Fri 24 November, 2017 11:52 pm
  • Mon 29 January, 2018 9:57 pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

Location on the Roll of Honour

Sergeant John Preston Walker name is located at 54 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Collection items