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Walter Alexander Tilsley

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Tilsley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 31766 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 December 1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs J. Tilsley (mother), 191 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 31766 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs. J. Tilsley, of 191, Hobson St., Auckland,

    Brother of Robert Tilsley (12/472) who also served in World War I. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 March 1918 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM III.E.10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • listed as Pte W A Tilsley on WWI Memorial St Matthew in the City, Auckland Public - Helen - 11 October 2018 - Church memorial

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  • We often talk about you Walter, particularly when we are in Rotorua. My son has the same second name as you, given as a tribute. We will particularly be thinking of you on the 100th anniversary - 28 March 2018.
    Love from your great-niece.
    Public - Keri - Other relative - 10 January 2018
  • Dear Walter, this is your great great niece Eva Tilsley. I wish I have could met you, we talk and think about you a lot and we will always remember you. Love Eva xxx ooo
    Public - Eva - Direct descendant - 14 September 2016
  • Walter we ovbiously never met but I will be wearing your medals with pride on Anzac Day. You may be in Heavan but you are not forgotten. Pete Tilsley
    Public - Peter - Other relative - 23 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 October 2018HelenAucklandOther
10 January 2018KeriAucklandOther relative
14 September 2016EvaQueenstown new zealandDirect descendant
23 April 2016PeterAuckland NZOther relative

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