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Walter Stephenson

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 41 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 41 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Stephenson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 21373 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 April 1887 Military Personnel File WakefieldWest Yorkshire Military Personnel File
    Bigglestone AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 George Stephenson (father), Woodlands Terrace, Leeds Road, North Huddersfield, England AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21373 AWMM
  • Military service
    Tunneling Reinforcements; NZ Engineers Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file;
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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    17 May 1929 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Suicide while in a state of mental depression Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file;
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area 4 Block O Lot No 203 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    At five o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. Walter Stephenson, a married man, was found hanging in a motor garage at his residence, 35, Mont Le Grand Road, Dominion Road. He was then dead.

    Formerly an instructor at the Seddon Memorial Technical College, deceased was 41 years of age. He recently resigned his position, and intended to leave Auckland shortly to commence duties at the Rotorua High School. He leaves a wife and a child.

    Deceased's Fine War Record.
    At an inquest held this morning, a verdict of suicide while in a state of mental depression was returned by the coroner, Mr. F. K. Hunt, S.M.

    Evidence was given by deceased's father-in-law, Mr. John Alfi;ed Danielson, that Mr. Stephenson had been instructor in carpentry at the Seddon Memorial Technical College, and was shortly to transfer to the Rotorua High School. He had been nervy of late, and upset about resigning his position in Auckland and having to break up his home. He had never mentioned suicide. Eight years ago he had a nervous breakdown, and had never been right since. The deceased had been gassed three times at the war, and also had a nervous breakdown while on active service. He had no financial worries and his home life had been happy. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; Auckland Star, Volume LX, Issue 116, 18 May 1929, Page 11;
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21 August 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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