Rifleman Walter William Jowett enlisted in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade after emigrating to New Zealand from England. He was born in Sifton, his parents being Frank and Martha Jowett. He died of his wounds received while fighting on the Somme on September 17th 1916. He is buried at Dernacourt Communal Cemetery. Typical of many of Colonial armies, Rifleman Jowett, enlisted to serve King and Country, was one of the large contingent of expatriate Britons in the armies of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa amongst others He is one of the fallen that fills the honour roll of the Country's Cenotaphs.
It is worthy of mention that of a country of just over a million people, nearly one half of the male eligible population served: 124,000 (100,000 Overseas). Of these approximately 18,000 were killed and 35,000 suffering injuries. This is a fine example of the sacrifice of this small nation. This Victory Medal includes a memorial postcard to the NZ Divisionnal Cenotaph at Gravenstafel. However, it is something one cannot negotiate with, as it's Canada Post.Thank you for your understanding. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. KIA" is in sale since Monday, May 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons". The seller is "balkanboy1313" and is located in Chilliwack, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.