Topic: FULLJAMES, Walter Leslie

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FULLJAMES, Walter Leslie

Sources:Cenotaph Database
First Names:Walter Leslie
Last Name:Fulljames
Other Known Names:Les Fulljames
Date of Birth:2 October 1895
Place of Birth:Devonport, Auckland
Date of Death:18 February 1985
Nationality:New Zealander
Occupations:Taxi Driver, 1915; Mechanic, late 1920's; Forestry Overseer, early 1930's; Fishing Lodge Proprietor, late 1940's and 1950's
Last Known Residence:Taupo
Place of Death:Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
Place of Burial:Cremated
Ashes:Interred Taupo Cemetery
Age at Death:90
Place Enlisted:Auckland
Date Enlisted:8 April 1915
Age at Enlistment:19
Marital Status at Enlistment:Single
Occupation before enlistment:Taxi Driver
Regiment or Service:NZ Expeditionary Force
Service Number:12/2703 and WW2 811714
Dates of Service:8/4/1915 - 30/9/1920 and 1/8/1941 - Jun 1945
Place of Embarkation:Wellington
Date of Embarkation:14 August 1915
Vessel:Willochra or Tofua
Place of Arrival Overseas:Suez
Date of Arrival Overseas:19 September 1915
Theatres of War:Gallipoli, Armentieres, Somme
Final Rank:2nd Lieutenant
Military Awards:1914-15 Star, British war Medal, Victory Medal
Wars:1939-1945, 1914-1918|World War II, and World War I
Discharge Date:22 January 1920
Marriage Date:12 February 1934
Place of Marriage:Taupo
Spouses Name:Amelia Jean Burns
Spouses Date of Birth:ca 1914
Spouses Date of Death:12 November 1986
Spouses Place of Death:Taupo
Fathers Name:Sidney Fulljames
Mothers Name:Mary Ann Campbell
Parents Date of Marriage:1879
Parents Place of Marriage:Taupo