Walter Lawry Waterhouse

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Lawry

Last name: Waterhouse

Personal information:

Walter Lawry Waterhouse enlisted in the A.I.F. 21 June 1915 aged 27 years. He applied for a commission 11 Jan. 1916, embarked from Sydney on HMAT Osterley, 15 Jan. 1916 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcements and 1st Infantry Brigade in France and Belgium. His brother Jabez Leonard Lawry Waterhouse also served in the AIF and his sister Olive worked as a V.A.D. at the 21st General Hospital and Y.M.C.A., Alexandria. Walter Waterhouse was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry, Sept. 1916, was wounded in action 12 Nov. 1916 and returned to Australia on the Kanowna, 8 Mar. 1917.

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.
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