Walter Atcherley AWMM
Also known as
17 June 1915 Public source
Date of birth
17 June 1915 Public - Steve - Researcher - 6 April 2015 - New Zealand death registration 2009/19858 shows Walter Atcherly Dew, date of birth 17 June 1915.
www.tararuadc.govt.nz shows Walter Atcherley Dew, age 94, date of birth 17 Jun 1915.
Place of birth
New Zealand Public - Steve - Researcher - 6 April 2015 - Assumed from the fact that both parents were born and died in New Zealand, also Walter's elder brother was born in NZ. New Zealand birth registration 1911/2152 shows Leslie Benbow Dew, parents' given names Walter James and Sarah Atcherly.
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Care of N.Z.R., Waipawa, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mr W.J. Dew (father), High Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
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- Walter's parents were Walter James Dew (born 14 Sep 1884 at Carterton, NZ, died 5 Jan 1972 in NZ) and Sarah Atcherley Benbow (born 2 Aug 1888 at Ormondville, Hawke's Bay, NZ, married there 9 Nov 1909, died 27 May 1969 in NZ).
In 1938 Walter was a civil servant and was living with his parents at 316 High Street North, Dannevirke, Tararua, NZ. From at 1956 (or earlier) until 1963 (or later) he was living with his wife Dorothy Jeune Dew at 191 High Street, Dannevirke, NZ. In 1946 he was a civil servant but by 1957 he was a wool buyer.
From 1969 (or earlier) until 1972 (or later) Walter and Dorothy were living at 6 Victoria Avenue, Dannevirke, NZ. During this time Walter was a company director.
Walter was still a company director, and still living at 6 Victoria Avenue, Dannevirke, NZ, in 1978 but Dorothy was no longer with him.
Walter Atcherley Dew died 7 August 2009 in New Zealand, and was buried 12 August 2009 at Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, Tararua, NZ. His obituary indicated that he had remarried, was a father of two, and a stepfather of one. Public - steve - 3 June 2015 - New Zealand Birth Registration, NZ Electoral Rolls, New Zealand Death Registration, Tararua District Council Archives
- Walter married Dorothy Jeune Orange on 25th November, 1944. A daughter Annette Gail was born on 13th April, 1946 and a son Peter Anthony on 7th December, 1949. They lived at 191 High St, Dannevirke from 1945 until they moved to 6 Victoria Ave, Dannevirke in 1962. Dorothy Jeune died on 30th September, 1975. Public - Annette Gail - Child - 28 June 2015 - Family oral history
7 August 2009 Public source
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Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, Tararua District, New Zealand AWMM Section:Main, Plot :2, Block : LF AWMM
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|28 June 2015||Annette Gail||Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Australia||Child||
|03 June 2015||steve||New Zealand||Other||
|06 April 2015||Steve||United Kingdom||Researcher||
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