Walter Harold Elkington

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Elkington

Personal information:
Walter Harold Elkington, a grocer of Summer Hill, Sydney enlisted aged 23, on 22 Sept. 1915, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916 and served with the 20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Villers Bretonneux where he was severely wounded, 8th August 1918
Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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