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Walter Gordon Balzer



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Balzer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24549 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1886 AWMM CasinoNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 January 1916 AWMM Barton's Circus AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isabella Balzer (mother), Casino, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24549 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Bandsman/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      124 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      good AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Poor physique, varicocele, lumbago, hammer toe AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Philip Edward Balzer and Isabella Balzer.

    Husband of Ellen nee Hunt, married 1918.

    Father of three sons who served in WW2 with the 28th (Maori) Battalion.

    He volunteered for Home Service. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1962 AWMM
    SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Walter Gordon Balzer and Ellen Tuparehaki Hunt had 3 Sons Clarence Juna Victor Balzer Aubrey Huia Balzer Oswald Kenneth Balzer Oswald was killed at the Sangro in Italy. He lied about his age to go to war with his brothers and died in his first skirmish. Aubrey remained with the army in the territorial force after he came back from war and rose in rank to Hon. Colonel (LT COL) of the Hauraki Regiment. Clarence was injured during the war and Aubrey carried him from the front line to safety because he could not let his mother suffer the grief of losing another son. My grandmother knew at the time each incident happened that she had lost a son to death and that another had been injured. Both times she was guiding tourists around Whakarewarewa and had to sit for a time. She made lifelong friends with some of those American tourists as a result of their concern for her.
    Public - Mary (Mere) Tiki - Direct descendant - 14 October 2015



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14 October 2015Mary (Mere) Tiki Hamilton NZDirect descendant

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