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Leonard James Waller

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  • Service number
    24/1849 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Lance Corporal AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 25 January 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard James AWMM
  • Surname
    Waller AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24/1849 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1891 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Gertrude Waller (wife), C/o Mrs A. Waller, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 08 Jan 1916 Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24/1849 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 8 January 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 38 or HMNZT 39 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti or Warrimoo AWMM
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    3rd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Lance Corporal AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eldest son of James Henry Waller and Annie Waller.

    Husband of Gertrude (Margaret Isabella Gertrude Eleanor nee Morrow) Read (formerly Waller) of Manuka Point, Lake Coleridge, Canterbury.

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Lance Corporal

    Three sons served in WW1: Alfred Eric Waller (12/3499) died of bronchitis, Henry Thomas Waller (23/948) MM, and Leonard James Waller (24/1849) (KIA). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    25 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Somme, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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