WALKER, Leonard Arthur
(Service number 51294; 3/3193)
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|Date||28 October 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Gibson Street, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Frederick WALKER (father), Gibson Street, Timaru; Mrs Agnes WALKER (mother), Pareora, via Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||5 September 1936||Age||39 years|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Block 136, Plot 25|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Leonard Arthur Walker, known as Len, was born on 28 October 1896 at Timaru, the third son of Frederick and Agnes (née Reilly) Walker. He was educated at Waimataitai School, Timaru, and at Seadown School. He was a bookseller, residing at Gibson Street, Timaru, when he enlisted in 1917, and had already served with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment.
Leonard married Anne Magdalene Switalla in 1920. He died on 5 September 1936 at his home in Dunedin, aged just 39 years, and was buried at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin. His brother, Norman Trane Walker, also enlisted for war service.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 July 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 July 2020]; Andersons Bay Cemetery burial record (Dunedin City Council) [23 July 2020]
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