Born: 1893, Ipswich.
Died: 1st December 1916; age 22; KiA.
Enlistment Details: Location: Melbourne, Victoria; Date: 13th September 1915; Age: 22 years; Religion: CofE; Occupation: Core Maker. Next of Kin: sister – Ada Pooley, 22, Bell Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 7 ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.
Embarkation: 18th February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT ‘Ballarat’ A70 – disembarked – 22nd March 1916 – Egypt. Embarked from Alexandria to France 7th June 1916 – ‘Ionian’ – disembarked 14th June 1916 – Marseilles. Marched in & taken on 21st July 1916. Base at Etaples.
Offence: 5th March 1915 – at sea – Gambling. Fined 107-.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 4590;
Regiment: Australian Infantry Force, Australian Infantry, 14th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Brother to A. Pooley, of 22, Wells Street, Ipswich.
1901 46, Wells Street, Ipswich.
Stanley was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Charles Pooley, 47, a Painter – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.
Alice Pooley (nee Jeffries), 47, born Harleston, Norfolk.
Ada Louise Pooley, 24, Machine Work – Stay, born Ipswich.
Charles William Pooley, 21, born Ipswich.
William Pooley, 17, born Ipswich.
Herbert Sydney Pooley, 14, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.
Ernest Henry Pooley, 11, born Ipswich.
Hilda Maud A. Pooley, 5, born Ipswich.
1911 46, Wells Street, Ipswich.
Stanley was 17 years old, a Moulder Labourer – Foundry. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.
Ada, 34, a Factory Hand – Corset.
Charles, 31, a General Labourer.
Arthur Albert Pooley, 29, a General Labourer.
Hilda, 15, a Factory Hand – Corset.
Walter’s father, Charles Pooley, died 1906, Ipswich. His mother, Alice Pooley, died 1911, Ipswich.
S.S. ‘Hawkes Bay’
Walter was 19 years old and a Garender when on the 1st July 1913, he travelled 3rd Class from the Port of Tilbury, London on the ‘Hawkes Bay’ of the Tyser Line Ltd – Master H. Ladstone. Walter arrived at Melbourne, Australia on the 11th August 1913.
On the 22nd March 1922, Ada Pooley received her late brother’s memorial Plaque. On the 27th March 1922, Ada received the Memorial Scroll, Victory, British War & 1915 Star medals.
After a house clearance, Walter’s medals & Memorial Plaque were sold on e-bay in April 2013 for £411.41.