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Walter Whyte

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NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Whyte AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Whyte AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20845 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1894 AWMM WaikatoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Peter Whyte (father), Whangamata, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20845 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 27 July 1916 AWMM Flax cutter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tuberculosis peritonitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Peter Whyte, of Taupiri, New Zealand.

    "Whyte was posted to France and based at the New Zealand training camp at Etaples. He eventually joined the Pioneer Battalion on 25 May in preparation for the successful attack on Messines on 7 June." (Church, p.171)

    He stayed with the Pioneer Battalion, building dugouts, gun pits and shelters and eventually settled in the Ypres area prior to the third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) in October 1917. (Church, p.171)

    In July 1918 Whyte became ill with inflammation of the peritoneum (peritonitis). He was transferred to 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst where he arrived on 19 July. He died there two months later. (Church, p.171) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 1, Grave 19 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      45: 34 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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