STEAD, Walter Allan
(Service number 23/982)

First Rank (1) Sergeant; (2) Second Lieutenant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 12 January 1895 Place of Birth Tapanui

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Sailors' Rest, Timaru
Occupation Shop assistant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status (1) Single
Next of Kin Allan STEAD (father), care of New Zealand Hardware Company, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) New Zealand Rifle Brigade; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) D Company; (2) 42nd Reinforcements, B Company
Date (1) 9 October 1915; (2) 1 August 1918
Transport (1) Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo; (2) Tofua
Embarked From (1) Wellington Destination (2) London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 31 May 1976 Age 79 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 146, Plot 976
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Allan Stead was the elder son of Allan and Eleanor (Nellie, née Starford) Stead. Walter, his brother Armit and sister Mavis were all educated at the Timaru Main School. Second Lieutenant W. A. Stead, 23/982, Timaru, returned to New Zealand in March 1917 with Draft 149.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 February 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [05 February 2017]; Evening Post, 13 March 1918 (Papers Past) [04 February 2017]

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