SAUNDERS, Walter Henry
(Service number 38984)

First Rank Lance Sergeant Last Rank


Date 23 August 1896 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Studholme Junction
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Edwin SAUNDERS (father), Studholme Junction
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

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 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Prisoner of War Information

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 3 September 1976 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Masterton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block D, Row 2
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Henry Saunders, born on 23 August 1896 at Waimate, was the eldest son of Edwin Lewis and Mary Ann (née Maberley) Saunders.He married anetta Overi Hornblow on 6 September 1922.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 February 2018]; NX BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 February 2018]; Masterton Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records) [01 February 2018]

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