Regimental number11661
Date of birth19 March 1895
Place of birthBrightwater, Nelson
True NameHAYCOCK, Lewis Roy Gordon
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 7"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, George S Haycock, Brightwater, Nelson
Previous military serviceServed in 12th (Nelson) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 12th Reinforcements (1st Draft), Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board Ulimaroa on 1 May 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unit2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel No 2), Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Stanfield Haycock and Emma C. Haycock, Richmond, Nelson. Native of Hope, Nelson
Other details

No Form B103 on file: scant details.

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 1 May 1915; disembarked Suez, 9 June 1916.

Embarked Egypt, 26 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 7 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France; joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 1 September 12916, and posted to 12th Company.

Wounded in action, 21 September 1916, and admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to England, 25 September 1916, and admitted to hospital; discharged from hospital, 16 May 1917; proceeded overseas to rejoin unit, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit, 11 August 1917.

Reported missing, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 11 November 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 30, p. 9
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 16793359

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