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Walter Whyte

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  • Service number
    20845 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Whyte AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20845 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    31 March 1894 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Flax cutter AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Peter Whyte (father), Whangamata, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20845 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 27 July 1916 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 15 Nov 1916-29 January 1917 AWMM to Devonport, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 69 AWMM
    Vessel was RMS Tahiti AWMM
    Private AWMM
    10th Reinforcements AWMM
    Maori Contingent 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Peter Whyte, of Taupiri, New Zealand.

    "Whyte was posted to France and based at the New Zealand training camp at Etaples. He eventually joined the Pioneer Battalion on 25 May in preparation for the successful attack on Messines on 7 June." (Church, p.171)

    He stayed with the Pioneer Battalion, building dugouts, gun pits and shelters and eventually settled in the Ypres area prior to the third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) in October 1917. (Church, p.171)

    In July 1918 Whyte became ill with inflammation of the peritoneum (peritonitis). He was transferred to 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst where he arrived on 19 July. He died there two months later. (Church, p.171) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 September 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Death notes
    1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot A, Row 1, Grave 19 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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