|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Oamaru|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, J Cree, Otekaieke, North Otago|
|Previous military service||Served in G Company, 10th (North Otago Rifles) Regiment, Territorial Force.|
|Rank on embarkation||Private|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on
|Final unit||10th (North Otago) Company, 1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Buttes New British Cemetery (New Zealand) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Belgium|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Margaret Cree, of Otekaike, North Otago, New Zealand|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 40891 Pte James CREE, 10th (North Otago) Company, 1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, killed in action, 12 October 1917|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Wellington, 14 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 May 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1917; marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 23 June 1917.
Joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, and posted to 10th (North Otago) Company.
Reported missing in action, 3 December 1917.
Court of Enquiry, 3 January 1918, confirmed fate as killed in action, 3 December 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Parents: James (b. Scotland) and Margaret (b. New Zealand) Cree|
|Sources||Nominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 14
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21898898