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Walter Arthur Joseph Taylor

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Arthur Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wally AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ439322 AWMM
    • Vietnam R207820 AWMM
    • Vietnam 207820 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1924 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Jun 1942 AWMM c/o C. Shaw, Scotsmans Valley Road, Tauwhare, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.J. Annis (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      June 1942, influenza, hospitalised Ellerslie Race Course AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      November 1944, appendicitis, admitted Auckland General Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in Army first from June 1942; transferred to RNZAF and served in Pacific until 1945.

    In 1950 joined first draft of K Force, but could not go due to illness. Transferred to Regular force in April 1951 and remained there until retirement in 1972.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2002 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 July 2015 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    PukekoheAuckland AWMM
  • 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

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