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Walter Leslie Fulljames

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 250 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 250 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Fulljames AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Les Fulljames AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2703 AWMM
    • WWII 811714 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 October 1895 AWMM DevonportNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Owens Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 1 August 1941 AWMM Unknown AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Mary Ann Fulljames (mother), Owens Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown next of kin AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      (1915 ) 5 feet 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Medium AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to NZ General Field Hospital on 30 September 1916 AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Ill health AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Sydney Fulljames, Mother: Mrs Mary Ann Fulljames nee Campbell

    World War I Service:

    Marched into: Trentham Camp on 17 April 1915. Rank: Private; Unit: A Company, 6th Reinforcements

    Chronological Sequence of Postings, Hospitalisations and Promotions:

    Promoted to: Lance Corporal on 21 May 1915

    Promoted to: Corporal on 4 June 1915

    Embarked from: New Zealand on 14 August 1915

    Disembarked: Suez on 19 September 1915

    Posted to: 3 Company, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment as Private at Mudros on 29 September 1915

    Promoted to: Acting Corporal on 29 September 1915

    Reverted to: Private on 1 November 1915

    Disembarked at: Alexandria on 29 December 1915

    Embarked for: France on SS Franconis from Port Said on 6 April 1916

    Promoted to: Lance Corporal on 22 May 1916

    Promoted to: Temporary Corporal on 12 September 1916

    Received: Gun shot wound to right thigh on 30 September 1916

    Promoted to: Corporal on 4 January 1917

    Promoted to: Temporary Sergeant on 1 January 1917

    Promoted to: Sergeant on 25 March 1917

    Promoted to: Warrant Officer Class 2 on 19 April 1917

    Posted to: Number 4 Cadet Battalion, Oxford to attend a course of instruction on 10 May 1918

    Promoted to: 2nd Lieutenant on 7 October 1918

    Admitted to: New Zealand Officer's Convalescent Home, Brighton on 17 October 1918

    Discharged from: Hospital on 24 October 1918

    Posted to: Sling Camp, Wiltshire and detached to Prisoner of War Section on 15 November 1918

    Posted to: New Zealand Discharge Depot, Torquay on 14 October 1919

    Embarked for: New Zealand on His Majesty's New Zealand Troop Ship SS Ruahine on 3 November 1919

    Disembarked on: 26 December 1919

    Posted to: Unattached List of General List on 7 October 1918

    Struck off the strength of 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 22 January 1920. Relinquished Commission on 30 September 1920

    Between the wars Mr Fulljames established Huka Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Waikato River near Taupo. The Fulljames Rapids are named after him.

    Promoted to: Major and appointed to the Command of the Taupo Battalion, Group Number 2A on 1 August 1941

    Resigned his commission on: 30 March 1942

    Attested for: Service in the New Zealand Army Temporary Staff on 29 April 1942

    Marched into: Trentham Camp on 1 June 1942, Rank: Temporary Sergeant

    Unit: New Zealand Medical Corps

    Posted to: Pahautanui Military Camp on 6 September 1942

    Promoted to: Temporary Staff Sergeant on 8 September 1942

    Promoted to: Warrant Officer Class 2 and posted to Te Puke Battalion as the Regimental Quarter

    Promoted to: Warrant Officer Class 1 on 18 August 1943

    Discharged on: 28 June 1945

    He also established the first newspaper in Taupo after 1950. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 February 1985 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    TaupoWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Taupo Newspaper February 1985 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • In Loving memory of my Father. Love, your son, John.



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