Regimental number12/290
Date of birth5 June 1892
Place of birthChrist
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButter grader
AddressSeddon Terrace, Otahuhu, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.3
Height6' 0"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Willsteed, Seddon Terrace, Otahuhu, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in No 1 Garrison Artillery; left the district; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 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 November 1915
Discharge date9 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from England on board SS 'Ruahine', 17 November 1915; discharged, 9 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death24 July 1937 Wellington
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22020356

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