Regimental number12/31
Date of birth2 February 1887
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHotel manager
AddressVictoria Hotel
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 1"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, E J Bigwood, Birmingham, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 8th Worcestershire Regiment, Territorial Force.
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationSergeant
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.
Discharge date19 April 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Discharged from the NZEF, 19 April 1915, to accept a commission in the Worcester Regiment, British Army.

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 1880, File 22276197

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