Walter William AWMM
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WWI 15/5 AWMM
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Unknown AWMM Rossville, Eden Crescent, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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C/o SS Waimate or SS Star of India AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married 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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Walter William Alderman
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
- Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. 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. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
|12 November 2017||Robert||Noosa Heads, Queensland||Direct descendant||
|13 April 2015||Peter Frederick Swan||Brisbane, Australia||Other Relative||
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