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Sir Walter Stringer

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Stringer in 1924
Thomas Walter Stringer

(1855-11-04)4 November 1855
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died8 December 1944(1944-12-08) (aged 89)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Alma mater Canterbury University College
OccupationLawyer, judge
Ada Davies
(m. 1882;died 1932)

Sir Thomas Walter Stringer KC (4 November 1855 – 8 December 1944) was a New Zealand judge appointed to the King's Counsel. [1]


Thomas Walter Stringer & Ada Stringer passport application (1924) Thomas Walter Stringer & Ada Stringer passport application (1924).jpg
Thomas Walter Stringer & Ada Stringer passport application (1924)

Early life and career

Stringer was born and raised in Christchurch. He was educated at Canterbury University College and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1879. In 1882 he married Ada Davies. [2] He became a Crown Solicitor is 1893, based in Christchurch. [3] When the first ten appointments to the King' Counsel were made in June 1907 by Chief Justice Robert Stout, Stringer was one of two appointees from Christchurch. [4] He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1914.

Later life and death

From 1927 to 1940 he was in charge of the War Pensions Appeal Board. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 1928 New Year Honours. [5] His wife, Ada Stringer, died in 1932. He died in Christchurch in 1944.

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