The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Auckland Engineers. This Company was established on the 8th of November, 1898, and has now (1900) a total strength of seventy-one. Officers: Captain W. R. C. Walker; Lieutenant Tapper.
Captain William Robert Cooper Walker joined the volunteers on the formation of the Auckland Engineers, of which he was first lieutenant, and in 1899 he was promoted to the captaincy.
Lieutenant Albert Henry Tapper, of the Auckland Engineer Corps, was born at Bristol, England, in 1871. When he was two years and a half old, he arrived with his parents at Dunedin, and was educated at Invercargill, and at the Dunedin High School. He was a member of the Dunedin High School Cadets, and was subsequently for two years with the Dunedin Engineers. In June, 1899, he was appointed Acting-Lieutenant in the Auckland Engineer Corps.