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Walter Messenger

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Messenger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Gerald Messenger AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2708 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1895 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Empire Hotel, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Messenger (mother), Preston Road, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2708 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 16 August 1917, p.38, Rec No 760: AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The first named information supplier is happy to be contacted re genealogy of Messenger family. Please ask Armoury staff to supply details.



    Son of Robert and Emma Messenger of Nelson, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, Nord, France AWMM I.C.6 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Seddon District War Memorial, Cnr of Mills and Wakefield St, Seddon, 7210 AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM

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  • Walter was my Great Uncle so we have been raised hearing about his courage. He was a young man from small town NZ.
    Public - Lynn - Direct descendant - 21 October 2018
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  • Walter attended Grey Main School and I am presently the principal. On ANZAC day this year we acknowledged all those ex students who lost their lives in WW1. I was privileged to read his name in the roll of honour and give details of life including being the recipient of the Military Medal. My late father Ron Messenger donated his Military medal to the Greymouth RSA and I have the other medals.
    Public - Amanda Louise - Direct descendant - 29 September 2015
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  • Great, Great Uncle, Thank you for your service. We will be thinking of you tomorrow.
    Public - Natasha - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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  • RIP Uncle Walter
    Public - Alan - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 500 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

Contributors

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21 October 2018LynnChristchurchDirect descendant
29 September 2015Amanda LouiseNew ZealandDirect descendant
20 July 2015robynNelsonResearcher
24 April 2015NatashaRockhampton, AustraliaOther Relative
23 April 2015AlanHamilton New ZealandOther Relative

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