WALKER, William
(Service number 68362)

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Date 9 May 1879 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date 15 October 1917 Age 38 years
Address at Enlistment Fairlie, South Canterbury
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr James WALKER (father), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4½ inches. Weight 145 lbs. Chest measurement 33½-36 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight - right eye 6/9, right eye 6/12. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids. No vaccination mark. Bodily & mental health not good. No slight defects. No fits. Right foot - tendon a... & shortened 2 toes - accident w... heel - & appears to exaggerate his disability. Class C, Camp.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Post-war Occupations


Date 19 October 1957 Age 79 years
Place of Death Cave
Notices Timaru Herald, 21 October 1957
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 22, Plot 38
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Walker was the eldest son of James and Barbara (née Sievwright) Walker, both of whom were born in Scotland. His brother Joseph Walker was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK18805 W5557 0118218) [27 July 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 21 October 1957 (Timaru District Library) [28 July 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [28 July 2016]

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