Regimental number12/25
Date of birth4 October 1886
Place of birthGreymouth
True NameKITTELTY, William Leslie
AddressWilliam Street, Greymouth, Westland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.11
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Kittelty, Eglinton Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the West Coast Volunteers; left the district.
Enlistment date3 September 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 unit15th (North Auckland) Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Esther Kittelty, 76 Prospect Terrace, Mount Eden, Auckland, and the late William Kittelty. Native of Greymouth
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Wellington, 16 October 1914; disembark3d Alexandria, 4 December 1914.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, right arm); admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915; transferred to17th General Hospital, Alexandria (convalescent); to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 3 May 1915; embarked Alexandria, 26 May 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 1 June 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 4 June 1915 (dental attention); discharged from hospital, 4 June 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

War service: 346 days (of which 320 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 18057771