Name: Rifleman Walter Putman 24/2275
Date of Birth: 6.6.1891
Family: Bradgate Road, Anstey
Mark Putman d.1911
Hannah Jemima Putman (nee Hunt, formerly Bowler d.1912
Occupation before the war:
(On list of Deceased NZ estates occupation given as slaughterman)
Thomas Bowler b.1882 | Sarah Bowler b1883 | Jacob Bowler b.1885
Nelly b.1904 | Hannah b. 1895
Date Died: 24.8.1916
Place of Death: France
Place of Burial/Memorial: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Mem., Longueval, France
Cause of death: Killed in action
3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Section – “F” Company
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- In April 1911 Walter was absent from the family home at Bradgate Road, Anstey.
- His sister Hannah married Walter W. Bonner, in 1915 in Anstey; they resided at 61, Forest Gate, Anstey. She was named on his memorial commemoration.
- His sister Nellie moved to New Zealand and lived in Auckland. She married J Willett.
- She was named as his next of kin and her address given as 39 Prospect Terrace, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand
- Walter enlisted in New Zealand