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Walter Atcherley Dew



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Atcherley AWMM
  • Surname
    Dew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5777 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    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. 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.
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5777 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Platelayer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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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
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About death

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  • Death
    7 August 2009 Public source
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  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
    Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, Tararua District, New Zealand AWMM Section:Main, Plot :2, Block : LF AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    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 49 AWMM


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28 June 2015Annette GailSunshine Coast, Queensland. AustraliaChild
03 June 2015steveNew ZealandOther
06 April 2015SteveUnited KingdomResearcher
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