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Walter Edwin McMinn

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  • Service number
    • WWI 4/250 AWMM
    • WWI 26/194 AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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Portrait of Second Lieutenant Walter Edwin McMinn, Archives New Zealand, R10926645. Image may be siubject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    McMinn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 4/250 AWMM
    • WWI 26/194 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 June 1890 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Robert McMinn (father), Lismore, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Robert McMinn (father), Lismore, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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    Army AWMM
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    • WWI 4/250 AWMM
    • WWI 26/194 AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross and bar (MC*) AWMM
    1919 AWMM
    Citation for M.C. : 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Batt., New Zealand Rifle Brigade L.G.1 February 1919, p.1741 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on African Trench, near Gouzeaucourt, on 12th September, 1918. He led his platoon forward and captured the objective in spite of strong enemy resistance. He organised his position for defence, but was forced to retire on his left flank owing to his supply of bombs running out. He formed a defensive flank, and, securing another supply of bombs, he led his party forward again, driving the enemy from the recaptured position. He established a block on the left flank an held out, despite two subsequent attacks by the enemy. Throughout he set a splendid example to his platoon. Bar M.C. : Lieutenant , 2nd Batt., New Zealand Rifle Brigade L.G. 3 March 1919, p3236 Citation , L.G. 4 October 1919, p12265 For marked gallantry near Le Quesnoy on 31st October, 1918. He took a patrol of one NCO and four other ranks out at midday to locate the enemy. He moved his Lewis guns forward to enfilade the railway. He finally rushed along the railway abut 200 yards and single-handed fell upon an enemy positions, killing several and totally demoralising the remainder. By this fine action he effected, with the assistance of four men, the surrender of one officer and 37 other ranks. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Death

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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
      Page No: 470 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24:25 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      p.258 AWMM
    • London Gazette AWMM
      1 February 1919, p.1741 AWMM
    • London Gazette AWMM
      4 October 1919, p12265 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM