25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

Walter Ernest MOUNT


Walter was born on the 6 May 1896 in Margate Kent, the son of Walter Charles Mount, a french polisher, and Justina Ann (nee Billings).

Served 5 years with the British Army North West Frontier India, & Mesopotamia
Enlisted / Served with the Londons, County of London Cycle Battalion Private No 2192 / 740919
Rank: Private
2nd. Garr. Northumberland Fusiliers No. 205930.
He was compulsorily retained in India under Army Order 55 of 1919.
The instruction is dated 7/7/19 and is signed by .......Captain ,Commdg No33 Special Brigade and ...........Brigadier General Commanding of Scounderabad Infantry Brigade.

Walter wrote an account of the Waziristan Campaign.

Emigrated to Australia in 1922.
Took up Returned Servicemans training land grant in Chaffey (near Renmark South Australia) in 1923. He worked as a fruit grower for many years in Chaffey, McLaren Vale and Magill in South Australia. Worked for the South Australian Department of Agriculture in his later years.

Signed on in WWII in the Australian Citizen Military Forces as a WO2 in 1943.

He died  on the 1 Jan 1974 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Walter Ernest Mount is second from the right in the 3rd row (1st standing row).
Taken in Baghdad ca.1918.

[Information and photo kindly provided by grandson Andrew Mount]


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