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Walter Ernest Watson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Watty AWMM
  • Service number
    457444 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 July 1923 AWMM AWMM
    Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Post Office Worker/Civilian AWMM
    Post office worker (telegraph despatch and PO Savings Bank) AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    457444 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Basic training at Wingatui AWMM
    • Washdyke Racecourse AWMM
    • Coastal Battry Taiaroa Heads AWMM
    • 2NZEF pool Burnham AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Woollen mill employee/Civilian 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shrapnel wounds to left arm which led to amputation AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to CCS, No. 2 NZ General Hospital, No. 3 NZ General Hospital and Hospital Ship Maunganui AWMM

Last known rank

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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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  • Memorial name
    Point Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Road, Auckland 1209 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.132 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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