Henry John Innes AWMM
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12 February 1890 AWMM AWMM
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- WW1 Lieutenant/Military AWMM Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st Battalion AWMM
- After war was declared in August 1914 the Warwickshires, who were at Hythe, left for the front on 20th August. The regiment arrived in France on August 23, and a few days later the young New Zealander saw active service on the Belgian frontier as part of the Fourth Army Division. Public - Dutch - Researcher - 12 March 2017 - http://www.remueraheritage.org.nz/people/ww1-henry-john-innes-walker
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- Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
- He was shot in the stomach at about 3.30am as his company advanced to take a defended wooded area. Public - Dutch - Researcher - 12 March 2017 - New Zealand Herald, Volume LVIII, Issue 17730, 15 March 1921
He attended King's from 1899 until 1909.
Henry Walker's enlistment has been found on the list of New Zealanders with other forces. He appears in the King's College Roll of Honour and is commemorated on the Walls of Auckland Museum.
"Lieut. Walker. Wellington, this day. The Defence Department have received advice that Mr. Henry John Innes Walker, of Auckland, has successfully passed his examination, and has been appointed Second Lieutenant of the Warwick Regiment. [Lieutenant Walker is a son of Mr. H.C.H. Wlaker, of the firm of A. Clark andd Sons. He received his instruction at King's College Under Mr. C. T. Major. He has taken a prominent part in local athletics, and figured to some purpose in the Rugby football field. He has also won several important events at the Amateur Athletic Association meetings.] (Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 31, 6 February 1911).
"His remains have just been uncovered as part of a dig forming a TV series, In War Special: Among Flemish Fields, Belgian news outlet HLN reports." (Bayer, K. Remains of First World War captain Henry John Innes Walker discovered in Flanders field. New Zealand Herald, 30 August 2016.) AWMM
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- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
- St. Aidans Church, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050 AWMM
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Henry John Innes Walker has been buried on Wednesday April 18, 2018 in Flanders Fields
Public - Filip - Researcher - 22 April 2018
This video in Flemish is about how his remains were found an where he has beenn buried.
His name liveth for evermore.
Sad but wonderful news to hear that Jack has been found. I grew up hearing stories of his exploits as an elite athlete, both at school and in the army, from my grandfather, Ron, his brother, and my Dad, Michael, his nephew. I was also made aware of the devastation the family suffered, like many others of the day, when it was reported he has lost, presumed killed. He lives on in his brothers direct descendants & the personal mementos shared amongst the family, and my son Jack is proudly named in his honour. I would like to sincerely thank the Belgian archeologists who worked so hard to find him, and for bringing some closure to the family, especially my Dad. I look forward to visiting Jack where ever his final resting place may be. Lest we forget.
Public - Alistair - Other relative - 2 September 2016
- World War I Roll of Honour for the Ōrākei Local Board area. The Ōrākei Local Board commissioned a World War I roll of honour for its area to commemorate the war’s centenary. The board welcomes additional information from the public on this project. AWMM
- King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
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