Edward Thomas WILTSHIRE

Regimental number12/488
Date of birth2 September 1887
Place of birthPalmerston North
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTirohia, Paeroa
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K S Lound, Weka Street, Taihape
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
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 18 July 1919
Discharge date29 October 1919
Other details

Medical Board, 26 November 1914, found him to be suffering from epilepsy; to be discharged as unfit for Active Service.

Re-attested, Rouen, France, 11 March 1919; admitted to Venereal Section, No 3 New Zealand General Hospital, Codfoird, England, 20 March 1919 (gonorrhoea); discharged from hospital, 4 June 1919.

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Cordoba', 18 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 29 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death7 July 1952 Stratford
Age at death64
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Series 18805, File 22022172

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