condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is currently closed to the public in step with our country’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

Walter Alexander Tilsley

-
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright res … Read more

Identity

  • 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

Contribute ›
  • 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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

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

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • 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

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • 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

Roll of Honour

Remember Walter Alexander Tilsley by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Walter Alexander Tilsley

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • 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

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
10 January 2018KeriAucklandOther relative
14 September 2016EvaQueenstown new zealandDirect descendant
23 April 2016PeterAuckland NZOther relative
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.