On the formation of the 26th Battalion 1916 in Queensland, C and D Companies mostly comprised Tasmanians. Among them was Edgar Walton, a 38 year old surveyor of English birth. On landing at Gallipoli he was temporarily transferred to Brigade Headquarters as a surveyor. On 29th July 1916 he was wounded in action at Tara Hill, Pozieres and evacuated to England with a fractured arm and a bullet wound to the thigh. He re-joined his battalion in time for Christmas. He was wounded again in August 1918 and this time was not evacuated. In April 1919 he was discharged whilst in England with the intention of returning to live with his mother at Gravesend. In 1921 Edgar Walton returned to Tasmania and took up diary farming at Edith Creek. He later moved to Launceston where he died in April 1952.