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Nicholas John Wall



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nicholas John AWMM
  • Surname
    Wall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 78743 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 November 1897 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Oxford Street, Waimate AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Public Trustee (gent), Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 78743 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 29 January 1918 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    28 November 1918 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Nicholas Wall was a son of Nicholas and Fanny (nee McGovern) WALL. He was born in 1897 in Waimate, and was not quite 3 years old when his father died. When he enlisted in January 1918 in Timaru, he was engaged in farming at Otaio. He joined A Company 40th on enlistment. All his war service was in New Zealand. In May 1918 at Trentham he forfeited 2 days pay for being absent without leave; in September 1918 he was punished with 96 hours detention for neglecting duty. Having not served overseas, Nicholas was issued with a Certificate of Leave in lieu of Discharge. In 1936 at Fernside where he lived and worked, Nicholas was twice fired at by a man with a shot-gun. He had shot-pellets removed from his shooulders and neck by a doctor at Rangiora. Nicholas married Catherine, who was his next-of-kin when he enlisted for WWII (21186 Gnr), while still living at Fernside. Nicholas is buried alongside his brother Michael in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch. Biography provided by the Timaru Museum SCRoll project. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1954 AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch Block 24, Plot 24 AWMM
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