Walter enlisted on 8 Jul 1940 and was posted to 2/40th Battalion. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 21 Nov 1941. He joined the unit on Timor as a Lance Corporal from 2/40 Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
He transferred to 22 Australian Motor Regiment on 15 Mar 1943 and was appointed Paid Lance Corporal on 1 Jul 1943.
He was discharged on 1 Feb 1944.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps