REILLY, Walter Leslie
(Service number 6/2253)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Maddren Bros, Winchester Street, Christchurch|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W. G. REILLY (father), Orari, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||5th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 June 1915|
|Transport||Manganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||2 December 1950||Age|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
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Walter Leslie REILLY was the elder son of Walter Granville and Mary Ann Sophia (nee TAPP) REILLY.
Shirley Downward recounts: "Walter Leslie Reilly was born in Timaru on 06/01/1894 and lived with his parents Walter Glanville Reilly and Mary Ann Sophia (nee Tapp) at Orari. He enlisted at 22 in 1915 and saw overseas service for 3 yrs and 275 days. Firstly at Gallipoli from where he was evacuated with Scarlett fever on 02/09/15. Post recovery he sailed from Port Said for the Western Front 06/04/1916 where he remained for the duration of the war. Promoted to Lance Corporal 20/12/1917 and to Sgt on 18/06/1918. He was discharged 21/10/1919 and returned to the work the farms of the Orari and Geraldine areas for the rest of his life. He died 02/12/1950 and is buried in Temuka Cemetery."
SCRoll web submission from S Downward, 30 March 2015
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