David William WILLIAMS

Regimental number12/287
Date of birth15 February 1885
Place of birthCheshire, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPrinces Street, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.6
Height5' 7.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, M. Williams, 4 Princes Street, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd Aukland Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
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 rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 17 March 1916
Discharge date20 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 17 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit: flat foot), 20 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death22 June 1946 Auckland
Age at death61
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22019638