New Zealand WW1 BWM to 32262 L/Cpl. D'A Walden N.Z.E.F - 12th Coy, C.I.R. WIA 04/10/1917 - Gravenstafel
A single, full size, silver British War Medal to 32262 Lance Corporal D'Arcy Walden of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
D'Arcy was a plumber prior to WW1, working for a J Winlove of Waipukurau ( its the largest town in the Central Hawke's Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of NZ). He lists his address of Waipukurau, while his next of kin, his Father, is in Havelock North. D'Arcy was born in Hastings, New Zealand.
He started his service on the 24th of July 1916, as part of J Coy, 19th Infantry Reinforcements.
Embarked at Wellington on the 27th of Nov 1916.
Disembarked at Devenport, England, on the 27th of Jan 1917.
Marched into Sling Camp on the 29th of Jan 1917.
Marched into Codford Camp on the 30th of March 1917.
Joined 12th Coy, Canterbury Infantry Regiment on the 2nd of April 1917.
Left for France on the 28th of May 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal on the 18th of Aug 1917.
Detached to 2nd Army Rest Camp on the 26th of Aug 1917.
Rejoined Battalion on the 10th of Sept 1917.
Wounded in Action (advance on Gravenstafel), on the 4th of Oct 1917.
Admitted to No. 3 NZ Field Ambulance same day with a Gun Shot wound to the right forearm (caused by High Explosive shell).
Admitted to No. 44 Casualty Clearance Station same day.
Admitted to No. 22 General Hospital at Camiers, on the 6th of Oct 1917.
Evacuated to England on the 7th of Oct 1917.
Admitted to No. 2 NZ General Hospital Walton-on-Thames on the 8th of Oct 1917.
Transferred to NZ Convalescence Hospital at Hornchurch on the 15th of Oct 1917.
Admitted to No.3 General Hospital at Codford due to tonsillitis on the 22nd of March 1918.
Discharged to Command Depo Codford on the 22nd of June 1918.
Admitted to No.3 General Hospital Codford due to tonsillitis on the 10th of July 1918.
Tonsils removed on the 12th of July 1918.
Transferred to NZ Convalescence Hospital at Hornchurch on the 1st of Aug 1918.
Discharged to Command Depo Codford on the 13th of Sept 1918.
Marched into Sling on the 31st of Oct 1918.
Embarked for NZ on the 30th of Dec 1918
Discharged on the 19th of April 1919 on termination of engagement period.
D'Arcy passed away on the 11th of May 1960 at Napier.
He was also entitled to a Victory Medal to go with his BWM, but sadly I do not know the where-a-bouts of the other medal.
His BWM is in good, uncleaned condition, with length of ribbon attached and correctly impressed with his details.
D'Arcy's WW1 service file is here: