DAVIS, Walter Edward
(Service number 49610)

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Date 21 August 1882 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 27 Avenue Road, Timaru
Occupation Plasterer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs H. DAVIS (wife), 27 Avenue Road, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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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
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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