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Walter William Alderman

Unknown, photographer (1914-1918).  Capt. Alderman . Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Gallipoli Album PH-ALB-382-p40-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Unknown, photographer (1914-1918). Capt. Alderman . Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hi …


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    Walter William AWMM
  • Surname
    Alderman AWMM
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    WWI 15/5 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1874 AWMM HobartTasmania AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rossville, Eden Crescent, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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    C/o SS Waimate or SS Star of India AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    WW1 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded 25 April 1915. AWMM

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  • Husband of Rose May Alderman and with two daughters (Enid May and Dulcie Mary Barbara) when he was in NZ

    Attested with NZEF, 13 March 1915.

    Officer Commanding (OC) of 2 Auckland Regiment, April-July 1916.

    OC of 1 Auckland Regiment, July 1917 - November 1918.

    Rejoined Australian Forces, 9 February 1919.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a war memoir, written by 22628 Arthur Edward Dendy, that contains two possible references to Walter Alderman. [Ref. MS 2010/17, pp. 165-9]

    Nominal Roll states incorrectly that he was single at embarkation, he was married. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 December 1935 AWMM
    Age 61 AWMM
    BrisbaneQueensland AWMM
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  • As the grandson of a man who landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and led some of the last New Zealand troops off Gallipoli beach on 20 December 1915, I look forward to attending the Anzac Day Centenary at Gallipoli in 2015 with my wife Gloria whose own grandfather also served at Gallipoli. My maternal grandfather Lieutenant Colonel Walter William Alderman CMG DSO was born on 17 February 1874 at Hobart Town. In 1892 he joined a militia unit, the 2nd Victorian Regiment, as a private. In March 1901 he joined the Australian Military Forces and was appointed to the instructional staff. He was a sergeant when he married Rose May Turner at East Melbourne on 16 March 1905. He was commissioned lieutenant in July 1910. In November 1913 Alderman went to Auckland for exchange duty with the New Zealand Military Forces. His promotion to captain came in July 1914, and when war broke out he joined th
    Public - Peter Frederick Swan - Other Relative - 13 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 7 AWMM
    • Preston, N. J. (1914-1915) Gallipoli Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-382. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 November 2017RobertNoosa Heads, QueenslandDirect descendant
14 July 2016BrianNZDirect descendant
12 July 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
13 April 2015Peter Frederick SwanBrisbane, AustraliaOther Relative

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