Edward Thomas RICE

Regimental number12/974
Date of birth26 December 1880
Place of birthThames
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPost Office, Mokoia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Rice, Waihi
Previous military serviceServed in the 8th NZ Contingent, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date20 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 6 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 14), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: the late James and Sarah Rice, of Wilson Street, Waihi, Native of Thames
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, 6 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body. Note on Attestation Medical Form: condition of teeth: 'Bad'
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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