|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Inglewood|
|Address||PO Box 36, Hamilton|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E West, 25 Cook Street, Auckland|
|Previous military service||Served in 16th (Waikato) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Hamilton|
|Rank on embarkation||Private|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on
|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 unit||Auckland Infantry Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 73), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Mother: Mrs H.E. Messer (formerly West), 39 Nelson Street, Auckland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 25 April 1915.
Now, 20 July 1915, reported wounded and missing.
Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded 'Now reported "Believed Dead"'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Nominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body|
|Sources||Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22017923|