WALTERS, Leonard
(Service number 64723)

Aliases Len
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 1 April 1882 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 235 Wilsons Road, Linwood, Christchurch
Occupation Wharf labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John WALTERS (father), Orari
Religion None
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 32nd Reinforcements, E Company
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Boot repairer


Date 31 August 1939 Age 57 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference RSA Block 3B, Plot 21
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leonard Walters, known as Len, was the third son of John Harris and Alice Ross (née Fergusson) Walters. His mother died at Orari eight days after the birth of her twelfth child. Len married Elizabeth Gregory in 1917 at Christchurch. His brother Clarence was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme. Three other brothers served in World War I - Herbert, 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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