BODDYE, Walter Patrick
(Service number 43202)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 26 May 1887 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 26, Albury
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin G. BODDYE (father), Albury
Religion Roman Catholic
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 25th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles
Date 31 May 1917
Transport Moeraki
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 January 1948 Age 61 years
Place of Death 28 Victoria Street, Timaru (home)
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 98, Plot 243
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Patrick Boddy was the son of George and Bridget (née Farrelly) Boddye. Walter married Kathleen Agnes Connolly in 1928. He left surviving him his widow, two sons and one daughter. He is buried in the Timaru Cemetery with his parents.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2017]; Timaru Cemetery burial record (Timaru District Council) [23 April 2017]; Hall & Moore Funeral Directors records (Transcription held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 April 2017]

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