Regimental number12/1021
Date of birth31 October 1890
Place of birthAuckland
AddressMarlborough Street, Mount Roskill, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.10
Height5' 6"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Pirrit, Victoria Street, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the NZ Engineers, and 3 years in 3rd Auckland Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving in latter at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 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 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs George Pirrit, Victoria Street, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

War service: 364 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 1880, File 20801635