Edward William NEIGHBOUR

Regimental number12/197
Date of birth12 July 1887
Place of birthBirkenhead, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEdendale Road, Mount Albert, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward W Neighbour, Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Berkshire Volunteers, England.
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
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 unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTwelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Emily Neighbour; Wife: Florence Alicia Neighbour, 3 East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body. Father's address incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as Girnfell Road.
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 188, File 21379621

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