WALTERS, Herbert
(Service number 80305)

First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date 10 October 1881 Place of Birth Orari

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hanmer Springs, Hanmer
Occupation Club manager
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs M. J. WALTERS (wife), 83 Barbadoes Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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 42nd Reinforcements, C Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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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

Lift attendant


Date 18 September 1942 Age 61 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference RSA Block 3E, Plot 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Herbert Walters was the second son of John Harris and Alice Ross (née Fergusson) Walters. His mother died at Orari eight days after the birth of her twelfth child. Herbert married Mary Jane Irving in 1914; after their divorce he married Gladys Martha 1922 at Christchurch. At the time of enlisting he was the manager of the Soldiers Club at Hanmer. He suffered permanent disability as a result of TB of the lung. His brother Clarence was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme. Three other brothers served in World War I - Leonard, Gordon and Sydney.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]' NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 April 2019]; Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, records [21 April 2019]

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