Rifleman Walter Putman 24/2275

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Name:   Rifleman Walter Putman 24/2275

Date of Birth:   6.6.1891


Family: Bradgate Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

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)

Siblings Names:

Half Blood

Thomas Bowler b.1882  |  Sarah Bowler b1883  |  Jacob Bowler b.1885

Full Blood

Nelly b.1904   |  Hannah b. 1895

Date Died:   24.8.1916

Age:   26

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