William John Russell TROTTER

Regimental number12/912
AddressWaiomio, Thames
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMrs R R Trotter, Waiomio, Thames
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.

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in the field. East of St Julien on the 4th October he was in charge of a "mopping-up" platoon and handled his men in a most masterly manner clearing up the ground allotted to him. Afterwards he became the sole surviving senior NCO of his Company and did invaluable work in assisting the one remaining Officer on the work of consolidation. He worked until absolutely exhausted without thought of his own safety and set a splendid example to the men. His work throughout was of the highest standard and no praise is too high for it.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 17 December 1917

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death10 December 1959
Age at death69
Place of burialTapu Cemetery

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