Henry John WILTON

Regimental number12/482
Date of birth26 August 1893
Place of birthThames
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Wilton, Upper Grey Street, Thames
Previous military serviceServed in B Company, 6th (Hauraki) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 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.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 14 March 1919
Discharge date22 May 1919
Other details

Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HT 'Ionic', 14 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 22 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death15 May 1972 Auckland
Age at death78
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22022148