Hugh Pownall WILLIAMS

Regimental number12/1041
Date of birth6 June 1897
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 8.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Williams, 76 Fox Street, Edgeley, Stockport, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Grenadier Guards; time expired.
Enlistment date31 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 rankSergeant Major
Discharge date4 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Discharged in London (permanently unfit for further service, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death28 May 1921 England
Age at death23
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22019804