LUND, Walter
(Service number 47157)

Aliases Birth registered as Olive Walter Lund.
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 17 March 1886 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Totara Valley
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. LUND (mother), 40 Norwich Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Military Medal

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 13 June 1950 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 9, Plot 401
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Lund was the son of Christian Waldemar and Emma (née Croose) Lund. Walter was educated at Pleasant Point School. His brothers James and William also served in World War I.

J Cooling recounts: "Wattie(as he was known by) fought to liberate Le Quesnoy on 04/11/1919. He won a medal for bravery as he captured several German Gunners and bought them in with an empty rifle. The captives were not aware it was empty." (Submission 28 October 2018)


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenoraph Database [29 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2017]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 November 2017]; Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, burial record (Christchurch City Council) [14 november 2017]; Web submission by J Cooling, 28 October 2018

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