Henry Walters (public servant)

Henry Walters
Secretary of the Department of Works and Railways
In office
12 April 1926  17 March 1929
Personal details
Born Henry Latimer Walters
(1868-01-24)24 January 1868
Newcastle, New South Wales
Died 17 March 1929(1929-03-17) (aged 61)
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Resting place Cheltenham cemetery
Nationality Australia Australian
Occupation Public servant

Henry Latimer Walters ISO (24 January 1868  17 March 1929) was a senior Australian public servant, best known for his time as head of the Department of Works and Railways.

Life and career

Walters was born in Newcastle, New South Wales on 24 January 1868.[1]

Shortly after Federation,[2] in 1902,[3] he joined the Commonwealth Public Service as an accountant.[4]

Between 1926 and his death in 1929, Walters was Secretary of the Department of Works and Railways.[5]

Walters died at his home on Tennyson Street in St Kilda, Melbourne on 17 March 1929 after 18 months of illness.[3] He was buried in Cheltonham cemetery.[1]


Walters was made a Companion of the Imperial Service Order for his services as Secretary of the Commonwealth Works Department in June 1928.[6]


  1. 1 2 Carnell, Ian, "Walters, Henry Latimer (1868–1929)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 21 February 2015
  2. "Fed. Secretary Dead". Evening News. Sydney, NSW. 18 March 1929. p. 7.
  3. 1 2 "Death of Mr. H. L. Walters: Public Service for 48 years". The Argus. Melbourne, Victoria. 19 March 1929. p. 6.
  4. "Mr. H. L. Walters: Death in Melbourne". The Newcastle Sun. 20 March 1929. p. 4.
  5. CA 14: Department of Works and Railways, (Central Office), National Archives of Australia, retrieved 21 February 2015
  6. "Search Australian Honours: WALTERS, Henry Latimer Service Order", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 21 February 2015
Government offices
Preceded by
Walter Bingle
Secretary of the Department of Works and Railways
1926 – 1929
Succeeded by
Percival Gourgaud
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