Arthur Thomas Walker was born in Wallaroo in 1883, son of Reuben and Charlotte Walker nee Owens. He enlisted in March 1915 at 32 years of age and was part of the 7th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion.
Arthur landed on Gallipoli in September 1915 and remained there until the evacuation in December 1915. He spent five months in Egypt and was then transferred to the 50th Battalion. Arthur arrived in France, in June 1916 and took part in the battle of Mouquet Farm, near Pozieres. During the battle Arthur was reported as missing. A Court of Inquiry later determined he had been killed in action on 16 August 1916.
Arthur’s son, born on 25 April 1915, was named Anzac, a naming tradition that has continued for several generations in the Walker family.
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