WALLER, Joseph
(Service number 40730)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 6 September 1884 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Tripp Settlement, Geraldine
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin H. WALLER (father), Post-office, Geraldine
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 14 March 1917
Transport Ruapehu
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Date 3 August 1978 Age 93 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 506, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph Waller was born on 6 September 1884 at Geraldine, the eldest son of Henry and Emily (née Burnham) Waller. He was educated at the Orton School. On 6 July 1921 at st John the Evangelist Church, Winchester, Joseph married 19 year old Ruby Lilian Goodeve. Like their father who died at 98 years of age, brothers Joseph and John were long-lived. And Ruby lived to 95 years.


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

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