HARTE, Walter Arthur Gordon
(Service number 6/470)
|Aliases||Walter at enlistment; Walter Gordon in newspaper reports|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 June 1894||Place of Birth||Winchester, Temuka|
|Date||14 August 1914||Age||20 yrs 3 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||Springfield Road, Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Regiment|
|Next of Kin||H. F. HARTE (father), Springfield Road, Temuka|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 71/4 in. Weight 34-37 in.|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||8 May 1915||Age||20 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Memorial, Temuka Cemetery (parents' headstone)|
|Memorial Reference||16. 1. 11. Temuka - General Section, Row 145, Plot 542.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru (as HARTE W.); Temuka War Memorial; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour.|
Youngest son of Herbert Ferrand & Charlotte Myrtle (nee MANSELL) HARTE, of Wai-iti Road, Timaru, previously of Temuka, South Canterbury, & of Winchester. Educated at Temuka District High School. Very interested in swimming; very successful rifle shot. No evidence of a will.
Cenotaph Database [11 August 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0051617) [17 November 2013]; ; CWGC [11 August 2013]; Otago Daily Times, 17 June 1915 (Papers Past) [22 July 2013]; Press. 15 June 1915; North Otago Times, 18 June 1915, Orago Daily Times, 16 June 1915, 16 June 1915 (P P) [17 November 2013, 19 November 2013]; TDC headstone image [17 November 2013].
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