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Walter Richard Phipps

Free Lance Roll of Honour Portraits, from Left to Right. Gnr. S. W. Evans; Pte. C. Taylor; Sgmn W. Lewis; Sgt. R. O. G. Gross; Sgmn A.W. Yates; Pte J. Herion; Sgt L. Treleaven; L. Sgt. D. R. Cleveland; Pte. R.B. Peters; Pte J. T. Hesse; Pte R. F. Palmer; Gnr R. G. Roberts; T. Cpl. W. R. Phipps; Gnr. E.W. Appleyard; Dvr. P. J. McGillicuddy; Cpl. J. D. Troy; Sgt. I. D. Robinson; Gnr. L. V. Jones; Dvr. R. A. Duley; Pte. R. A. J. Scott; Spr. H. J. Shepherd. New Zealand Free Lance, August 12, 1942. p. 24. Image kindly provided by Lewis Solomon (January 2021).

Free Lance Roll of Honour Portraits, from Left to Right. Gnr. S. W. Evans; Pte. C. Taylor; Sgmn W. L …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Phipps AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9341 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 168 Tasman Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F.J. Phipps (father), Hope, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    9341 AWMM
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Son of Frederick George and Frances Jane Phipps, of Hope, Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Corporal Walter ("Wal") Richard Phipps (1912-1942).
      27th (Machine Gun) Battalion, 1st Echelon, 2NZEF.
      Born 4 October 1912 - at Richmond, Nelson.
      Son of Frederick George & Frances Jane (nee Newport) Phipps - of Hope, Nelson.
      Address at enlistment : 168 Tasman Street, Nelson.
      Prior to enlistment for war service Walter was employed as a Tunneller.
      Corporal Walter R. Phipps was killed in action - 7 July 1942 - in the Western Desert, North Africa (aged 30 years).
      Corporal Phipps is buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt (grave ref : V111.47). Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 13 February 2022 - Military File
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About death

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  • Death
    7 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
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    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM VIII. H. 7. AWMM
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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 144 AWMM


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