William John REID

Regimental number12/1015
AddressPukenui, North Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinJohn M Reid, Pukenui, North Auckland
Rank on embarkationCorporal
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.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 8th of May, 1915, South of Krithia (Dardanelles). When both the Officer and Sergeant of his machine gun Section had been killed, he took command, and by the efficient manner in which he handled his gun, and by his bravery and example, he was enabled to hold the flank of his battalion, and so prevented it being turned.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 6 September 1915

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body