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Walter Alfred Ware

Wally and Ruby Ware (Nee Toy) in Capetown 1975, standing beside their camper van. - This image may be subject to copyright

Wally and Ruby Ware (Nee Toy) in Capetown 1975, standing beside their camper van. - This image may b …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Ware AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wally AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ1966 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1919 AWMM ElthamTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E.G. and Mrs A. Ware (parents), New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific AWMM
    • Battle of Atlantic AWMM
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      North Sea (Naval) AWMM
    • Indian Ocean (Naval) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ1966 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials - Queen Alexandra Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    QAMR Waverley Racecourse 1939 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Tonsils removed AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ruby

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 August 2011 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 August 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Great Great Uncle Wally, I was born on Anzac day in 2012 and I wish I had had the chance to meet you and talk about the sacrifices you made for the freedom we have today. Mum says you had some great stories about how you won the war. Love Jake
    Public - Jacob - Other relative - 8 April 2020
  • it was neat finding your name here Uncle Wally and even though I didn't know you for a very long time I appreciate all that you did for us and our family. I love living in New Zealand
    Public - Milla - Direct descendant - 8 October 2015
  • thank you uncle wally for fighting for our freedom in NZ im am happy that i can sit at home without fear of bombs dropping on my head from your great nephew Brodie ware 8\ 10/15
    Public - Milla and Brodie - Other relative - 8 October 2015
  • Uncle Wally, I acknowledge the contribution you have made (and others) to ensure that New Zealanders enjoy the life we have today. Thinking of you.
    Public - Susan - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 August 2011 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 April 2020JacobCROMWELLOther relative
08 October 2015MillaHamiltonDirect descendant
08 October 2015Milla and BrodiehamiltonOther relative
24 April 2015SusanHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative

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