Sir Walter Lawry BULLER

Date of Birth: 
9 Oct 1838
Date of Death: 
19 Jul 1906

Walter was born at Hokianga where his father was stationed as a missionary.

He married Charlotte (born at Paihia in 1838) at Whangarei in 1862.

They had three sons and one daughter, one of the sons died in infancy.

The family had a country estate at Lake Papaitonga, Ohau.

Walter was a solicitor, however he was also an authority & author on NZ birds.

He served in the Boer war.. He also served in English ranks in WW1, rising to the rank of Brigader General.

His son-in-law, William Madocks, was a Major during the NZ wars and received the NZ Cross.

He was a contemporary and advisor to Major Kemp.

Charlotte died at Wanganui but was buried in Wellington.

Walter was in England when he died. He is buried at Fleet, Hampshire, England. All his family followed him to England.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
Walter Lawry Buller, James Buller, Jane Tonkin Martin, Charlotte (Lottie) Mair, Gilbert Mair, Elizabeth Gilbert Puckey, Walter Leopold Buller, Alice Bridget Ridley, Arthur Percival (Percy) Buller, Laura Buller, William Robarts Napier Madocks, Gwynn Henry Buller Madocks, Juliet Ann Madocks, Kenrick Alexander Napier Madocks, Reginald Montague Buller.