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Leslie Walker

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Walker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    800365 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 May 1915 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    800365 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leslie Walker was the adopted son of Robert Walker, and of Alice Walker (nee Taylor); husband of Gwendolyne Shirley Walker, of Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.

    See account of 7 Anti-tank Regiment by R.D. Munro referred to below.

    This is how R.D. Munro describes the events of 12 April 1945:

    'This was a bad day for the Battery. G and H Troops were both across the Santerno River early in the morning when they were heavily shelled. The signals exchange house of A Battery suffered several direct hits in the afternoon and part of it collapsed, burying several men. Sergeant L. Walker and Gunner H.W. Redward suffered mortal injuries and two others were badly hurt and shaken. At approximately 1830 hours G Troop and A Battery CP moved to new locations bringing the whole of A Battery over the River Santerno.' (R. Munrow, p. 57)

    See 39/34 Heavy Mortar Battery 7 NZ Anti-Tank Regiment 2NZEF in Italy 1944-45 by R.D. Munro. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    12 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
    Faenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM IV. C. 16. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2237951
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.199 AWMM
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