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Walter Lancelot Girling-Butcher

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Lancelot AWMM
  • Surname
    Girling-Butcher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4064 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 May 1895 AWMM TakakaTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • George Girling-Butcher (father), 10 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • G. Girling-Butcher (father), 10 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4064 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Girling-Butcher, of Tinakori Rd., Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Brother of Driver Eric Girling-Butcher NZEF Service # 2/453; Driver, New Zealand Field Artillery, 1st Battalion, Main Body NZEF - who was killed in action on 21 October 1916 - at the Somme, France. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 December 2016 - Military files of Eric & Walter (Lance) Girling-Butcher : Auckland War Memorial Museum.
    • Remembered - with his brother Driver Eric Girling-Butcher - on the World War 1 'Wall of Remembrance' at Founders Park, Nelson City - which commemorates the 3600+ Nelson & Districts born service men and women who served in WW1. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 22 November 2018 - Researcher
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 March 1918 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France AWMM C. 40. AWMM
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  • 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. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      28: 13 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      62: 34 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
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM

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06 December 2016JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher
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