Walter John Westcott Close (1891) was born at Laura, South Australia, the son of John Thomas Close (1853) and Frances Wilkinson.
He enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1915 and served in Egypt, France and Belgium, returning to Australia aboard the Field Marshall in May 1918. His rank at this point was Major. He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
There is an extensive set of his WW1 service records available in the Close Ancestry trees.
See the wood and the trees
We publish everything we have in our fabulous trees, so basically if you can’t find it we don’t have it. With over 16,000 people, 4,000 families, 9,000 sources, and 63,000 image references currently sat in our database, you’ll appreciate the amount of work that has gone into this over the years.
You can see more in the Close Ancestry Trees.
We know that everyone in the world is after your hard-earned cash, but if you do feel a donation coming on as a result of your visit here then please feel free to send it our way. It all goes towards the upkeep of the site, for which we charge absolutely nothing. So, please help us to keep the site free to use. Thanks.
If you find anything that you think may be of interest to us then drop us an email at email@example.com
Get these updates directly to your inbox
All our updates are also published to my Twitter feed, @PoetClose. So, you can follow me there … if you really have nothing better to do.