William Joseph WINTER

Regimental number12/481
Date of birth17 August 1879
Place of birthPapatoitoi, Auckland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach builder
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs C C Chalmers, Kinohaku, Kawhai
Previous military serviceServed in South Africa (Boer War); not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
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.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll12/481A
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 25 January 1919
Discharge date25 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 25 January 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service: deafness, internal ear), 25 April 1919.

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 20524329