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Paki Walters

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Paki AWMM
  • Surname
    Walters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39497 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 November 1918 AWMM AratapuNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Aratapu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Walters (wife), Te Kopuru, Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39497 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    17 June 1943 AWMM
    During the attack on Point 209 on 26 March 1943 Sgt. Walters was in charge of a section of carriers whose task it was to give protection to the right flank. He executed this duty in a most aggressive manner, engaging all and sundry that showed any sign of movement and operating from well out on the flank. It was not until the battalion had fully completed it's consolidation that he reported back, by which time it was well after dark. Sgt. Walters again played a telling part during the battalion attack on Point 209 proper on 27 March. The infantry had been pinned to the ground by heavy resistance from Point 209. It was decided to call in the carriers to give support to the attack. Sgt. Walters, operating from a flank, used his carriers with such dash and determination that it was evident his boldness completely disorganised the enemy. The enemy garrison of Point 209, amounting to over two hundred Germans, surrendered. (L.G. 17/6/1943 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Walters, Paki. (Ref. WO 373/25/212). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 193 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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