WALKER, Norman Trane
(Service number 45659)

First Rank Lance corporal Last Rank


Date 2 September 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gibson Street, Timaru
Occupation Hairdresser
Previous Military Experience
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Next of Kin Mrs F. WALKER (mother), Gibson Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Date 14 June 1968 Age 72 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 140, Plot 202
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman Trane Walker was born on 2 September 1895 at Timaru, the second son of Frederick and Agnes (née Reilly) Walker. He was educated at Waimataitai School, Timaru. Norman was a hairdresser, residing at home, when he enlisted in 1917, and was already serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment. He was initially rejected for the Military Forces on account of varicocele.

Norman married Charlotte Jane Wheeler in 1919 at St Mary’s, Timaru. He died on 14 June 1968, aged 72 years, and was buried at Timaru Cemetery. His brother, Leonard Arthur Walker, also enlisted for war service.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 July 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 July 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [23 July 2020]

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