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Full Name
Leonard James Waller
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
Leonard James
Surname
Waller
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24/1849
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
1891
Place of Birth
New Zealand
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Gertrude Waller (wife), C/o Mrs A. Waller, Te Kuiti, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married, 2 children
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
3rd Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date
8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Tahiti or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
16
Page on Nominal Roll
7
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Obituary
Biographical Notes
  • Eldest son of James Henry Waller and Annie Waller.
  • Husband of Gertrude (Margaret Isabella Gertrude Eleanor nee Morrow) Read (formerly Waller) of Manuka Point, Lake Coleridge, Canterbury.
  • Rank last held was listed as Temporary Lance Corporal
  • Three sons served in WW1: Alfred Eric Waller (12/3499) died of bronchitis, Henry Thomas Waller (23/948) MM, and Leonard James Waller (24/1849) (KIA).
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 25 January 1917
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Waller, A.E. - Walsh, N.H. (photo J Halpin 2010)
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Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum