|Service Number||SN 4326|
|Age of Enlistment||22 years 11 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Newcastle, NSW|
|Previous Military Experience||None|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address History||Father - Wilfred Walker Queen, Wellman Street, Guildford, WA. P.O. Directories note Father as 1912-16 at 10 James Street and Wellman Street in 1916|
Embarked from Australia per HMAT ‘Runic’ A54 for Egypt 29.1.1916.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 16th Infantry Battalion, 13th Reinf. ‘B’ Company, AIF.
Queen disembarked at Alexandria 26.2.1916. He marched into Zietoun with the 16th Bn. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli the AIF was reorganised. The 16th Bn. was split and allocated to new sections. Queen’s unit was transferred to the new Field Engineers Corps at Serapeum 26.3.1916. They were taken on strength with the 13th Field Coy Engineers 26.3.1916 as part of the newly created 4th Division. The new Coy was transferred to Alexandria, joined the BEF and embarked for France per ‘Oriana’ 6.6.1916. They disembarked at Marseilles 13.6.1916.
Queen, as part of the 13th Field Engineers was marched into training school at Armentieres. The 4th Division accompanied the 1st and 2nd Division to the front on the Somme. Queen’s Unit was joined taken on strength in the field 13.8.1916. Queen was admitted to the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station with an injury to his right thigh (cause not recorded) 14.8.1916. He was admitted to the 3rd General Hospital at Rouen, France 10.9.1916. On discharge from Hospital, he marched into the 4th Div. Base Depot at Etaples 31.8.1916. He was taken on strength 10.9.1916 and then transferred to 13th Field Coy. Engineers 18.9.1916. He took 2 weeks leave in Paris from 8.7.1918, returning to his unit 20.7.1918. Queen was AWOL for 1 day in September 1918 and forfeited 8 days pay as his award. He marched in to Weymouth, England from France, with Quota 19, for return to Australia 1.4.1919.
Embarked for Australia per HT ‘Bremen’ 4.6.1919.
Returned/Disembarked Fremantle 15.7.1919.
Final Rank Sapper
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes Father, Wilfred Walter Queen died 30.8.1928 aged 62 at 6 Helena Street, Guildford, WA. His mother Isabella Stewart Queen died 1945 aged 73.
Photos HMAT 'Runic'. Donor R. Teague. Photograph source AWM P00707.027
4th Division Artillery Bapaume Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM E00435
AWM P00707.027. HMAT 'Runic'. Donor R. Teague. Photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWME00435. 4th Division Artillery Bapaume Photographer unknown, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM Embarkation Roll- Wilfred Walter Queen
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Queen Wilfred Walter
St Matthew’s Honour Roll
Wise H. and Coy. Western Australian Post Office Directories
10 James Street, Guildford, WA. (1912-1915)
off Wellman Street, Guildford, WA. (from 1916)
HMAT 'Runic'. Donor R. Teague. Photograph source AWM P00707.027
4th Division Artillery Bapaume. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM E00435