(Service number 91867)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 11 December 1884 Place of Birth South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 19 June 1918 Age 33 years
Address at Enlistment Care of Selby Palmer, Havelock North
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs J. WALKER (wife), Havelock North
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4 inches. Weight 8 stone 10 lbs. Chest measurement 33-35 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing - both ears some improvement, not good. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. No fits. No notification for consumption. Never under treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. Absence from work - rheumatism 13 years ago; states ear discharge during cold weather - probably by his statement only.

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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 18 December 1918 Reason Demobilised.

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Date 14 September 1957 Age 73 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 32, Plot 120
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Walker was the son of James and Barbara (née Sievwright) Walker, He married Jane (Jean) Elliott on 20 November 1912 at Pleasant Point. Their son, James Matthew, was born on 12 December 1912 at Christchurch. His brother Joseph Walker was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK18805 W5557 0118070) [27 July 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 July 2016];

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