(Service number 6/523)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Ann Oldfield, Brookside Farm, Temuka, Canterbury
Medical Information

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 Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 June 1972 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 180, Plot 624
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Oldfield was the son of Henry Oldfield and his wife Sarah Ann née Sheasby. Walter was educated at Temuka School. His brother Frederick william Oldfield was killed in action in 1917 in France.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 November 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [11 November 2016]

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