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Pinkerton, Walter (4755)

Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD

Age: 30 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 24 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4755            view online service record

c/o Port Melbourne Cricket Club
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Lilian Agnes Pinkerton (wife)
c/o Port Melbourne Cricket Club
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

KIA: Tuesday, 9 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 23 Infantry killed in action 9 October, 1917, Belgium, aged 31, commemorated Hagle Dump Cemetery, Belgium.

Parents: James and Mary PINKERTON; husband of Lilian Agnes PINKERTON, brother 825, William PINKERTON (South Melbourne Roll) killed in action 25 April, 1915. Born Brisbane, educated SS, Brisbane?, family later at 197 Richardson Street, Albert Park. He enlisted shown as a 30-year-old caretaker with his wife shown as c/o Port Melbourne Cricket Club. He was noted in the Record as being the curator at the Port Melbourne Cricket Ground after previously working at South Melbourne. No circular returned, additions to the Attestation later place his wife at 285 Esplanade East, but further suggest she was deceased by 1923 when medals were distributed.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1917 ‘Pte. Pinkerton Killed.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 17 November, p. 2. , viewed 13 Oct 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 13, 2017 3.01 pm 0Likes

    PINKERTON – Killed in France on 9 October, Private Walter Pinkerton, dearly beloved husband of Lillian Pinkerton, and loved brother of late William (killed at Gallipoli) and Daisy. Late of Port Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    Inserted by his broken-hearted wife, 285 Esplanade East. Port Melbourne

    Walter’s brother, William enlisted from 102 Graham Street, Albert Park and was killed in action on the first day of the landings at Gallipoli, 25 April, 1915 … “, beloved husband of Annie Pinkerton, dearly loved father of Edith, Thelma and Willie”. He was 38 years of age and had served for ten months in South Africa during the Boer War with the British 1st Imperial Light Horse after serving a similar period with Bethune’s Light Horse using the name of Harry MURPHY and giving his address as c-o Mrs Stephens (his eldest sister), P. O. Prahran, although his parents appear to have already been in Richardson Street)

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