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Walter Henry Rail

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Rail AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1262 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o C.P. Maby, Tikorangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. rail (father), 9 Green Close, Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Audrey; father of Robin, Gordon, Richard. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 January 2007 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, 18 January 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • I wish to remember our family Friend Uncle Wal and Aunty Aud, I have such warm memories of their love and friendship to my parents, and myself and brother.

    Happy times in the 1950's onwards

    A humble man, who never talked about the LRD group and his bravery in that unit, he always looked to the future for his family and friends with a caring attitude, a pipe a puffing, and singing waltzing Maltida in recognition of his Dear Aud. xx
    Always in our thoughts and hearts
    Marg Wadsworth
    Public - Marg - Friend - 4 February 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 149 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 18 January 2007 AWMM
    • L.R.D.G. Membership Roll February 1970. Long Range Desert Group (N.Z. Association). Auckland Museum EPH-W2-11-27. AWMM
    • O'Carroll, B. (2000). The Kiwi scorpions : the story of the New Zealanders in the Long Range Desert Group. Devon, England: Token Publishing. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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