Regimental number40974
Date of birth24 November 1891
ReligionSalvation Army
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.5"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinUncle, A Stewart, Palmerston, Otago
Previous military serviceServed in D Company, 10th (North Otago) Regiment, Territorial Force; serving in Reserves at time of NZEF enlistment. Previously rejected for enlistement in Permanent artillery on account of eyesight.
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Place of enlistmentOamaru
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on 14 March 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row B, Grave No 28), Zonnebeke, near Ieper, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Uncle: Mr A Stewart, Palmerston, Otago
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 14 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 May 1917, and marched into Sling Camp.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1917; joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 9 July 1917, and posted to 4th Company.

Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 21 July 1917 (gastro-enteritis), 21 July 1917; rejoined Bn, 28 July 1917.

Killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 14
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 10921091