066 – Driver Walter Henry Pauly

Driver Walter Henry Pauly 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Walter was a 19 year old cabinet maker living at New Town when he enlisted. He has spent 4 years in the cadets and 1 year with the Artillery when he enlisted in August 1915.

During 1916 he served at different times with the 4th Division Artillery, 21st Howitz-er Brigade and the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. In 1917 and 1918 had had several periods away from the Front whilst needing treatment for various illnesses. In Sep-tember 1918 he developed bronchitis but was able to re-join his unit in time for the signing of the Armistice. Walter returned to Australia in April 1919.

Not finished with war, he enlisted again in WW2 on 30 May 1940, now aged 43 he undertook Garrison duty until discharged on 9 October 1946. During that period he was stationed at Anglesea Barracks, Mona Vale, Brighton, 111 Australian General Hospital, Brighton and New Town Park. Walter Pauly died at Hobart on 13 March 1975 aged 77 years. Just who took this image is unclear as is the location!