Sidney Herbert SHERGOLD

Regimental number12/968
Date of birth11 November 1891
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Avenue, Karangahape Road, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinBrother, A L Shergold, c/o Harbour Board, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the Roysl Fusliliers, London; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 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
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sarah Jane and the late Walter John Shergold
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915.

Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Now reported missing, Believed dead.'

War service: 356 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 18805, File 7816626

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