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Walter Dryland


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Dryland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1649 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 Empire Hotel, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.V.E. Dryland (wife), C/o Mr F. Chamberlain, Hakanow Street, Huntly, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1649 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I worked with Wally in around 1968 at Oakley Hospital in Point Chevalier. He was a great friend to me and lively colleague. It was my first job and he showed me the ropes. His war stories were entertaining. He had retired from Knighsbridge carpets.
    Public - Paul - Friend - 9 April 2021
  • We are Walter Dryland's granddaughter and great grandkids. The kids are fascinated that my grandad served and are really proud of his and many others contribution to our country. Thank you to the Auckland Museum for this educational and remembrance room.
    Public - Claire, Stella, Zara and Matthew - Other relative - 3 October 2019
  • We are the grandson and great grandsons of Walter Dryland and are proud of the sacrifices he and many others made for their country
    Public - Dean, Thomas, & Harvey - Other Relative - 13 April 2015
  • As Wally Dryland's grandson, I often think of the stories my Gang Gang told me about his time in Egypt and Crete. My only regret is I should have listened harder, more often and asked more questions. I am very proud of the contribution he, his borthers, father and the many other servicemen and women made to the peace and tranquility we enjoy in New Zealand today. Wally's second wife Margaret (Johanna) Dryland (nee Johnstone) was also in the services based here in NZ, so I think of her too at this time. May they all rest in peace and Lest We Forget Reece Stanley Oti MOORS (DOB: 3 April 1968)
    Public - Reece Stanley Oti - Other Relative - 6 February 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    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 52 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 April 2021Paul Porirua City New Zealand Friend
03 October 2019Claire, Stella, Zara and MatthewNew ZealandOther relative
13 April 2015Dean, Thomas, & HarveyLondon, EnglandOther Relative
06 February 2015Reece Stanley OtiUpper Hutt, Wellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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