Vincent John STICHBURY

Regimental number12/1017
Date of birth5 March 1891
Place of birthEpsom, Auckland
AddressDomett Avenue, Epsom, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Stichbury, Cameron Street, Takapuna, Auckland
Enlistment date6 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEpsom Camp, Auckland
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 rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 10 March 1917
Discharge date28 May 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 54670 Martin Henry STICHBURY; 13/131 Thomas STICHBURY; 12/257 William Stanley STICHBURY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

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

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915 (bullet wound, foot); admitted same day to HS 'Braemar Castle'; disembarked Malta, 18 May 1915, and admitted same day to St George's Hospital; discharged from hospital, 17 june 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 27 June 1915.

Embarked Alexadria for Gallipoli, 3 July 1915; rejoined Bn, 8 July 1915.

Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, 17 July 1915; transferred same day to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Mudros (influenza); discharged to duty, 23 July 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 24 July 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, 20 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 19 September 1915 (enteritis); embarked for England, 21 October 1915; admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, 27 October 1915.

Transferred to 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Ismailia, 1 March 1916.

On Command, ADMS's staff, London, 28 April 1916.

Appointed Staff Sergeant whilst acting as senior correspondence clerk, 1 October 1916.

Admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 2 January 1917; discharged to NZEF Headquarters, London, 4 January1917.

Classified unfit and placed on NZ Roll, 17 January 1917.

Relinquished appointment of Temporary Staff Sergeant, 13 February 1917.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board SS 'Remuera', 10 March 1917; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 28 May 1917.

Total war service: 2 years 290 days (of which 2 years 197 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death28 May 1967 Palmerston North
Age at death76
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, series 18805