Regimental number12/964
Date of birth14 December 1890
Place of birthWellington
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPolice Station, Devonport, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 11.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Baskiville, Police Station, Devonport, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in St Patrick's College Rifles, Wellington; in Hibernian Rifles, Dunedin; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 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 Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 2 November 1917
Discharge date19 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board HT 'Tainui', 2 November 1917; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 19 February 1918.

War service: 3 years 185 days (of which 3 years 80 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22273252

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