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Walter Eric Lippiatt

Portrait of W. E. Lippiatt. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of W. E. Lippiatt. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.1. Image has no known co …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Lippiatt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14449 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1892 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
    • 15 October 1892 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    15th October 1892 Public - John - Self - 19 April 2015 - E. F. Form. No. 2.
  • Place of birth
    Otahuhu Public - John - Self - 19 April 2015 - E. F. Form No. 2.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Edward Lippiatt (father), Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 June 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14449 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 Nurseryman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 Lippiatt was the eldest son of William Edward and Jane Lippiatt, of Otahuhu, Auckland.

    Three brothers: George Edward Kenneth Lippiatt (12/280 26865); Claude Lippiatt (18817) and Walter Eric Lippiat (14449) served in WW1; only one, George, came home.

    Family remembered the three men on the Otahuhu War Memorial at ANZAC 2011 with a photograph of the George (Ken) standing between two men in wheelchairs and photographs of the Claude and Walter's graves with their wooden crosses.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    9 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM IV. A. 39. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1917. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Otahuhu War Memorial, corner of Great South Road and Massey Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Cross, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 20 Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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19 April 2015JohnNew ZealandResearcher

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