Douglas Edwin WIGHT

Regimental number12/477
Date of birth16 January 1892
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 7.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Wight, Mangaiti, Thames
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
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.
Discharge date8 June 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Moeraki', 4 May 1915; discharged (medically unfit: venereal disease), 8 June 1915.
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22019102

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