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Walter Ericson

  • Service number
    WWI 55045 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Walter Fisher AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 68), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 68), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Ericson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Fisher AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 55045 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1897 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs M. Fisher (mother), Duncan Street, Runanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 55045 AWMM
  • Military service
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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 Fireman/Military 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      157 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His name is listed as FISHER, Walter - [a.k.a. ERICSON, Walter] on Archway and as Walter Ericson on the Nominal Roll

    Embarked Wellington, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; posted to 4th Otago Reserve Bn, Sling Camp, 17 September 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 October 1917; posted to 3rd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, 9 November 1917.
    Admitted to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 15 November 1917 (German measles: mild); discharged to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 26 November 1917.
    Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 7 December 1917 (laryngitis); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Etaples,1 January 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot and thence to No 5 Convalescent Depot, 4 January 1918; discharged to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 16 January 1918.
    Admitted to 24th General Hospital, 21 January 1918 (bronchitis, catarrh: mild); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 7 February 1918; to 5th Convalescent Depot, 14 February 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 8 March 1918.
    Attached to NZ Base Depot, 22 March 1918.
    Joined 2nd Entrenching Bn, 11 June 1918.
    Rejoined Bn from Base Depot, 23 July 1918.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 1 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 September 1918.
    Declared by Statutory Declaration, Thilloy, 8 October 1918, that his correct name was Walter Fisher, by which name he would in future be known.
    Posted to strength of 1st NZ (Divisional) Employment Company from NZ Entrenchment Group, 26 October 1918.
    Marched into Sling Camp, England, from France, 22 December 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Ajana', 7 February 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 14 March 1919 (mumps); date of discharge from ship's hospital not recorded; discharged, 28 April 1919.
    Total war service: 1 year 343 days (of which 1 year 243 days was abroad)

    Parents: Walter and Mary Ericson (both b. New Zealand) AWMM
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Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      68: 13 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

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