HARTE, Walter Arthur Gordon 
(Service number 6/470)

Aliases Walter at enlistment; Walter Gordon in newspaper reports
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 7 June 1894 Place of Birth Winchester, Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 14 August 1914 Age 20 yrs 3 mths
Address at Enlistment Springfield Road, Temuka
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin H. F. HARTE (father), Springfield Road, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 ft 71/4 in. Weight 34-37 in.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli
Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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 8 May 1915 Age 20 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Memorial, Temuka Cemetery (parents' headstone)
Memorial Reference 16. 1. 11. Temuka - General Section, Row 145, Plot 542.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru (as HARTE W.); Temuka War Memorial; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour.

Biographical Notes

Youngest son of Herbert Ferrand & Charlotte Myrtle (nee MANSELL) HARTE, of Wai-iti Road, Timaru, previously of Temuka, South Canterbury, & of Winchester. Educated at Temuka District High School. Very interested in swimming; very successful rifle shot. No evidence of a will.


Cenotaph Database [11 August 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0051617) [17 November 2013]; ; CWGC [11 August 2013]; Otago Daily Times, 17 June 1915 (Papers Past) [22 July 2013]; Press. 15 June 1915; North Otago Times, 18 June 1915, Orago Daily Times, 16 June 1915, 16 June 1915 (P P) [17 November 2013, 19 November 2013]; TDC headstone image [17 November 2013].

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