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Christopher Walker Payne

Headstone of Sapper Christopher Walker Payne (23724). Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECW8747). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Sapper Christopher Walker Payne (23724). Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, H …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Walker AWMM
  • Surname
    Payne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Christopher Payne AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23724 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs L. Payne (mother), 56 Anglesea Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23724 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Christopher Payne was the son of William and Louisa Payne, of Cornwall, England. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM D. 20. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Christopher Walker Payne is remembered this ANZAC day by those who share his name and have been named in his memory including John Christopher Payne (deceased), John's daughter Christine and her son Calum John Christopher. His WW1 service medals are treasured by our family and are symbolic of a life lost too young in battle.
    Public - Christine Adele - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Christopher you will be always remembered. Your sister Effie had your photo on wall and as her Grand daughter I will always remember seeing it as a child. Doing the family tree has bought you very close to me . I one day would love to go to visit your resting place . Effie never forgot her baby brother you meant so much to her .
    Public - Margaret Edna - Other Relative - 8 March 2015



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24 April 2015Christine AdeleNorthland, New ZealandOther Relative
08 March 2015Margaret EdnaMelbourne AustraliaOther Relative

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