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Walter James Bannatyne

Portrait of Walter James Bannatyne. Image kindly provided by John Bannatyne (January 2020). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Walter James Bannatyne. Image kindly provided by John Bannatyne (January 2020). Image ha …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter James AWMM
  • Surname
    Bannatyne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bannantyne AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Ellen Bannatyne (mother), of Waikonaite, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    1917 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Torpedoed by UB.40 when 6 miles SW of Anvil Point on passage London to Barry, England AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Walter was one of 17 cadets from New Zealand who lost their lives on the 19 November 1917. (Source:

    He drowned when HMTS Aparima - a 5704 tons British Merchant vessel - was hit on 19 November 1917 by a torpedo from a submarine 6 miles S.W. from Anvil Point. (Anvil Point is on the south coast of England between Bournemouth and Weymouth.) The Aparima was armed for defensive purposes and the crew had no warning that they were being attacked. 56 lives were lost. (Source :

    Spelled Bannantyne on Commonwealth War Graves Commission. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 November 1917 CWGC
    Age 16 AWMM
    Anvil PointEngland CWGC
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM

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