Regimental number10/4008
Date of birth5 July 1893
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Charles Albert Larcombe, Patea
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 4 March 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unitNew Zealand Cyclist Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No 59), near Amiens, Somme, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Enlisted with rank of private and posted to B Company, 10th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 15 November 1915. Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Willochra', 4 March 1916.

Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 10 April 1916. Proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt on board HMT 'Kinfauns Castle' to France, 13 April 1916; disembarked at Marseilles, France, April 1916. Taken on strength New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot and appointed cook, Etaples, 24 April 1916.

Relinquished appointment as cook and marched out from New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 10 June 1917; marched in and taken on strength 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment, in the field, 18 June 1917.

Admitted to 1st West Riding Field Ambulance and transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 December 1917 (rectal abcess); admitted to No 55 General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 December 1917; admitted to No 12 Convalescent Depot, 23 December 1917; discharged and attached to strength of New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 13 January 1918.

Attached to strength of New Zealand Division Wing, XXII Corps Reinforcement Camp, Abbeville, 10 March 1918. Transferred to XXII Corps Cyclist Battalion (New Zealand Cyclist Battalion), in the field, 12 March 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to 2/1st West Riding Field Ambulance (to have wound dressed) but remained on duty 23 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, left hand).

Wounded in action, admitted to No 35 Field Ambulance and transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 August 1918 (shrapnel wounds, back and right leg). Died of wounds received in action, 30 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 26, p. 13

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