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John Henry Walker was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a farmer when he enlisted with the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 16 February 1916 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916. He transferred to the 58th Battalion before embarking overseas to France on 11 November 1916. Whilst in France, on 28 September 1917 he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the buttock and was invalided to England for hospitalisation, where he remained until proceeding overseas to France to re-join his unit on 10 October 1918. Bu this time hostilities were coming to a close and the armistice ending the conflict in Europe was signed a month later on 11 November 1918. He returned home to Australia on 17 March 1919.
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