Regimental number12/996
Date of birth8 May 1882
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBridge builder
Address18 Gladstone Street
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.4
Height5' 8"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary McWhinney, 22 Maryland Street, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in 2nd Bn, Scottish Borders Regiment; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 7 September 1918
Discharge date13 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Remuera', 7 September 1918; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 13 December 1918.

War service: 4 years 115 days (of which 4 years 7 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death28 April 1953 Otahuhu
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21095476

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