Walter Gordon AWMM
Also known as
WWI 24549 AWMM
Date of birth
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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
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- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 8 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
124 pounds AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
- Other, Unknown Period AWMM
Poor physique, varicocele, lumbago, hammer toe AWMM
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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
|14 October 2015||Mary (Mere) Tiki ||Hamilton NZ||Direct descendant||
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