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Walter Ballantyne Tunbridge was born in Ballarat and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the 4th Light Horse Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 3 September 1914 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916. During his tour he was hospitalized in Florence, Italy due to a gunshot wound to the left hand and thumb.
He had two brothers that also served: Gunner Geoffrey Ballantyne Tunbridge, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 14 March 1918 (Tree No 2936) and Daryl Ballantyne Tunbridge (Tree No. 1458).
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