Walter Allen BAXTER

9th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 6225.

Died of wounds, 5 November 1917, Belgium.

Biographical Details  

Born: 18 August 1894 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: William BAXTER

Mother: Mary Ann ALLEN.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: State School, Mackay, QLD.

Occupation: Labourer


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 8 April 1916 at Mackay, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Homebush, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

7 September 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

20th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship A46 "Clan McGillivray".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds on

5 November 1917 while serving with 9th  Battalion in Belgium at the age of 23 years.

Burial place: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. M. A. Baxter, Homebush, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Church of England.

Notes: Brother of John William Baxter also died during the Great War.


Commemorative Details


Panel 55,  Australian War Memorial;

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Panel No: 7;

Homebush State School Honour Board;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

Baxter Street, Mackay.  


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