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Walter Alexander Grierson

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Portrait of W. A. Grierson. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.7, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of W. A. Grierson. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.7, n.2. Image has no known co …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Grierson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/31A AWMM
    • WWI 14/31 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 September 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Epsom Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John C. Grierson (father), Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/31A AWMM
    • WWI 14/31 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Walter Grierson was the son of Mr and Mrs J.C. Grierson of Longmead, Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Number on Nominal Rolls 14/31

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1919. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial gates, Mt Eden Normal Primary School,Valley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, St Barnabas (Anglican) Church , 283 Mt Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Dear Walter, gentle, loving soul. . my great uncle whom i never met, but have heard much about. . I think of you every year, and sent something of mine with a cousin, to Gallipoli, in 2014 ( where you rest forever far from your family), so that you have a piece of your kinsfolk buried now, near to where you were slain. . . Your last recorded actions were from your comrades, who said that you left the trenches under gunfire, to give water to the injured who were dying. . Kind actions were your last actions. . May we honour your memory by offering comfort and kindness to those who suffer around us today. . May you rest forever in peace, in the loving arms of God. . . .With love, your great- neice, Mary Louise Grierson
    Public - Mary Louise - Other relative - 25 April 2019
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  • Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. ~John F. Kennedy God bless you Walter. Thinking of you today. Angus St Clair Brown
    Public - Angus Duncan St Clair - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Military Personnel file 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: 284 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1919, Third term. p.10. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Third Term, 1919. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. 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
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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 and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2019Mary LouiseWAIPUKURAUOther relative
25 April 2015Angus Duncan St ClairAuckland New Zealand Other Relative

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