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John M. Walker

Lieutenant

1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps

Medals Earned

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

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Procera
  • Planted By: Cr. Pryor
  • Plaque: 452

Additional Info

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Biography

John Mercer Walker was born in Ballarat, and was a chemist there when he enlisted on 1st September 1914. He was a 26 year old bachelor. He was appointed Staff Sergeant Dispenser in the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, and served briefly on Anzac and then on Mudros. He attended an RFC School for Military Aeronauts, and graduated as a Pilot, and was appointed Lieutenant and transferred to the 1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps. He was killed in action near Baku on 22nd August 1918, and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Tree No. 452

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour