Regimental number12/621
AddressRawene, Hokianga
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMrs W K Cook, Rawene, Hokianga
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 unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Longueval, Somme, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: the late George and Elizabeth Ridgers
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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