(Service number 6/523)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Sarah Ann Oldfield, Brookside Farm, Temuka, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ 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|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||6 June 1972||Age||80 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 180, Plot 624|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Walter Oldfield was the son of Henry Oldfield and his wife Sarah Ann née Sheasby. Walter was educated at Temuka School. His brother Frederick william Oldfield was killed in action in 1917 in France.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 November 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [11 November 2016]
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