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Walter Gapes

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Brass lizard purchased in Egypt as a souvenir before Lance Corporal Gapes embarked to Gallipoli. Held in the personal collection of his Granddaughter Heather Harris. Image kindly provided by the Harris family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Gapes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/779 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1888 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Waverley Private Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Elizabeth Gapes (mother), Sea View Terrace, Northland, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Elizabeth Gapes (mother), Northland, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs E. Gapes (mother), Northland, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs E. Gapes (mother), Northland, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs E. Gapes (mother), Northland, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/779 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 December 1958 AWMM
    LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 254 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      42: 1 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      61: 1 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      84: 3 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      91: 10 AWMM
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