Regimental number12/274
Date of birth30 June 1893
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach painter
AddressPrimrose Street, Frankton Junction
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinJoseph Barlow Williams, Primrose Street, Frankton Junction
Previous military serviceServed in B Company, 16th Waikato Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHamilton
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 Regiment
FateKilled in Action 4 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Barlow Williams and Jane Elsmore Williams, Barton-on-Irwell, Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 4 June 1915.

War service: 296 days (of which 255 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22019784

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