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Walter Charles Drake



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Drake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wally AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII C/JX 228604 AWMM
    • WWII 35441 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 March 1919 Wright, A War By Stealth ChristchurchCanterbury Wright, A War By Stealth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    6 June 1944 Normandy Landings AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    • WWII C/JX 228604 AWMM
    • WWII 35441 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Rongotai College. Source: Wright, A War By Stealth, 2010.

    Husband of Irene; father of Kristine, Tony, Nick.

    Member of the Auckland Returned Services Association. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 April 2010 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland AWMM Plot 20, Kidney Garden N, Bronze AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 April 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      p.337 AWMM
    • Harton, N. W. (2014). Temporary acting gentleman-seaman. N.W. Harton. AWMM
    • Wright, G. (2010). North Sea Warrior: the story of Lieutenant Commander G. J. Macdonald, DSO DSC & two bars RNZNVR. [Auckland, N.Z.].; Gerry Wright. AWMM

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