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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
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: Death notice, Auckland Star, Volume XLVII, Issue 240, 7 October 1916, Page 11
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)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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