William Amos ASHWORTH

Regimental number12/922
Date of birth19 December 1889
Place of birthNapier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.8
Height5' 7"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Ashworth, Eketahuna
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHamilton
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 rankSergeant
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 17 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Rimuera', 17 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 2 June 1919

War service: 4 years 294 days (of which 4 years 202 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death9 July 1957 Hastings
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22271344

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