(Service number 8/122)

Aliases Enlisted as Sidney
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 4 April 1891 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Oamaru
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John WALTERS (father), Orari, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, Dunedin Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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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 21 January 1957 Age 55 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Sydney Walters was the youngest son of John Harris and Alice Ross (née Fergusson) Walters. His mother died at Orari eight days after the birth of her twelfth child, and when Sydney was only a year old. Sydney married Caroline (Carrie) Copp in 1925. His brother Clarence was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme. Three other brothers served in World War I - Herbert, Leonard and Gordon.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]' NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 April 2019]

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