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Walter Henry Denby

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Denby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Henry Hurley AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 24/401 AWMM
    • South African 2259 AWMM
    • South African 5435 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 2 April 1875 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WairarapaWellington Region Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    • 2 April 1875 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Oxford Street, Lansdowne, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.M. Denby (wife), Oxford Street, Lansdowne, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Walter Denby was the husband of Mrs. E. M. Denby, of Oxford St., Lansdowne, Masterton, New Zealand.

    Embarked Wellington, 10 October 1915; disembarked Egypt, 18 November 1915.
    Joined Western Frontier Force (Senussi uprising), 21 November 1915; proceeded to Ismailia, 17 January 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 6 April 1916.
    Killed in action, 15 September 1916.

    His father was named John Grout Denby. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 15 September 1916 AWMM
      SommeNorthern France AWMM
    • 15 September 1916 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 42 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Somme Memorial AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Great Great Uncle Walter,

    Remembered for your outstanding contribution towards freedom and our way of life.
    Public - Jim - Direct descendant - 3 July 2021
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  • Coming up to 100 years since your passing. Memories passed through the generations have left scars, though none so painful as what you witnessed and took with you. Thank you for your contribution to the war effort, and to assisting the setting of freedoms we have today. You are missed. You are remembered.
    Public - Sarah - Direct descendant - 19 February 2016
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  • Dear Great Great Grandfather Walter Denby.Thank you for fighting for our freedom and independence in NZ. I am very grateful for what you and all the other ANZACS did in all of the war's WW1 and WW2 eg: battle of the Somme, the battle of Passchendaele, Gallipolli and Monte Casino. Love your Great Great Grandson Callum.
    Public - Callum - Other Relative - 7 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 184 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 July 2021JimAustraliaDirect descendant
19 February 2016SarahNew ZealandDirect descendant
08 February 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
07 April 2015Callum Auckland NZOther Relative

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