Walter South BICKERTON

Regimental number12/29
Date of birth10 March 1884
Place of birthAuckland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.6
Height5' 8"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinArthur Bickerton, Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Garrison Artillery; left of own accord; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 25 September 1915
Discharge date12 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, scalp).

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 25 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit for military service; fit for civil employment), 12 January 1916.
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death21 November 1938
Age at death54
Place of burialAshes interred, Waikumete Cemetery
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22276262