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Walter Joseph Vickers

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Vickers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13614 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Vickers (mother), Pukerimu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13614 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian 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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A letter (photocopy) on file dated November 1916 to Auntie from Signaller Vickers writes of going to France: "All the thirteenth Reinforcements have been over there for over three months now and there was a lot of them wounded and back here in the hospitals in less than seven weeks, they got a terrible hitting up, and I believe the percentage left over there isd unhurt is very small indeed. I supose that I would have been over there with them had I been in the Infantry instead of the signallers but we have a lot more to learn than the Infantry, and we have to pass an examination before we can go across and gain our certificate for a first class signaller."

    Mentioned in letters written by his relative Harry Vickers (45579) to his sister and mother, 1917, 1918. and from another relative Les Looker (14284) in an undated letter to an aunt written some time after the death of Harry AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Kia Ora Granddad.

    I was very young so I did not really know you, growing up in Hamilton East.
    You had a saying " In my father's house there are many rooms".
    It is great that your service record is online .
    Public - Kevin - Direct descendant - 6 September 2019
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06 September 2019KevinHamilton,NZDirect descendant

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