DAVIS, Walter Edward
(Service number 49610)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||21 August 1882||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||27 Avenue Road, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs H. DAVIS (wife), 27 Avenue Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||5 October 1959||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 51, Plot 279|
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Walter Edward Davis was the youngest son of James and Comfort Davis, of Temuka. He was educated at Temuka School. Walter married Hannah Owens on 3 June 1916 at Timaru. In 1917 he was drawn in the ballot and called up. His mother died in 1903 and his father in 1916. Walter Ashton Lee, a nephew of Walter, was killed in action in 1918. Roland James Davis, also a nephew of Walter, was killed at Tunisia in 1943.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 October 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [04 October 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 October 2019]
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