Biography

Birth date: 14 October 1900
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Richmond
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: VX32 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Timeline

Date of birth 1900-10-14
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1918-07-01
Interwar Service 1 1918-07-01 private 2/24th battalion
Interwar Service 2 1918-11-28 CPlatoon
Interwar Service 3 1920-03-31 SGT 24th battalion
Date commissioned 1921-03-31
Interwar Service 4 1921-03-31 lieutenant
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
Career summary 6 prisoner of war 1 Jun 41 Sphakia, Crete
WW2 Service 1 Bardia-Benghazi
wounded in action 1 Jun 41, Sphakia, Crete