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Arthur H. Curwen-Walker

Lieutenant

14th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Cr. Brokenshire
  • Plaque: 330

Additional Info

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Biography

Arthur Herbert Curwen-Walker was a student at Duntroon Military College, Canberra, when war was declared. On graduation on 29th November 1914, he was appointed Lieutenant in the 14th Infantry Battalion. He was wounded during a bayonet charge against the Turks at Gallipoli on the 1st May 1915. He was evacuated but died on board Hospital Ship "Devanha" He was buried at sea on 3rd May 1915. He was a powerful swimmer and the Australian War Memorial records that while at Duntroon: ├ŽAt age 19 he dived into 13 feet water in the Murrumbidgee N.S.W. and brought up two unconscious fellow cadets (both big men) from the bottom of river and to the bank, one in each hand, and saved their lives'.
Tree No. 330

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour