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Walter William Alderman
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As the grandson of a man who landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and led some of the last New Zealand troops off Gallipoli beach on 20 December 1915, I look forward to attending the Anzac Day Centenary at Gallipoli in 2015 with my wife Gloria whose own grandfather also served at Gallipoli. My maternal grandfather Lieutenant Colonel Walter William Alderman CMG DSO was born on 17 February 1874 at Hobart Town. In 1892 he joined a militia unit, the 2nd Victorian Regiment, as a private. In March 1901 he joined the Australian Military Forces and was appointed to the instructional staff. He was a sergeant when he married Rose May Turner at East Melbourne on 16 March 1905. He was commissioned lieutenant in July 1910. In November 1913 Alderman went to Auckland for exchange duty with the New Zealand Military Forces. His promotion to captain came in July 1914, and when war broke out he joined th