Christopher Barney BILLING

Regimental number12/501
Date of birth28 January 1894
Place of birthTaranaki
ReligionNo religion
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Billing, Dargaville
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for NZEF enlistment on account of bad feet)
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentDargarville
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 Regiment
FateDied of wounds 16 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No 44), Egypt
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22276230

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