(Service number 76570)

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Date 24 April 1898 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Emily WALLER (mother), Geraldine
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 39th Reinforcements, C Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Date 23 September 1984 Age 86 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 362, Plot 29
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Waller was born on 24 April 1898 at Geraldine, the third son of Henry and Emily (née Burnham) Waller. His initial education was at the Orton School, then in April 1910 he transferred to the Geraldine School. Like their father who died at 98 years of age, brothers John and Joseph were long-lived.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 January 2017]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [14 January 2017]

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