(Service number 25/933)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||11 July 1880||Place of Birth||Yaxley, Suffold, England|
|Date||13 October 1915||Age||35|
|Address at Enlistment||Redcliffe Hotel, Redcliffe|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William Algar (father), Yaxley, Eye, Suffolk, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||NZ Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Battalion, C Company|
|Date||5 February 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington, NZ||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Rifle Brigade|
|Service Medals||British War Medal & Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||28 November 1918||Age||38|
|Place of Death||Waimate, NZ|
|Cause||Died after discharge|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Herbert was last employed by Mr G.A. Balfour, Waihao Downs and he was living in the Redcliffe Hotel, Redcliffe.
He was medically boarded at Timaru and described as weight 108lbs, chest 34 inches, height 5 foot 8 1/2 inches, eyes blue, hair medium brown, complexion medium and teeth good. He served in NZ from 13 Oct 1915 to 4 Feb 1916. He arrived in Suez 13 Mar 1916 ex "Ulimaroa" and re-embarked from Alexandra 7 Apr 1916 for France.
Health problems (Locomotor Ataxis, a pre-war condition) resulted in him being found medically unfit and he left France for England 25 Sep 1917 and admitted to hospital for treatment. He departed Liverpool 2 Feb 1918 on the "Maunganui" for NZ arriving 19 Mar 1918. Further service in NZ was from 19 Mar 1918 until 16 Apr 1918. He was again medically boarded at the Timaru Army Hall 6 May 1918 and finally discharged as medically unfit for further military duties.
His NZ address was given as Waihao Down South Canterbury. He died in the Waimate Hospital from influenza on 28 Nov 1918 and is buried in the Waimate Cemetery.
Herbert's war medals were sent to his mother Mrs Algar, Yaxley, Eye Suffolk, England.
Cenotaph (July 2013 & October 2014); Archives NZ; Waimate Cemetery Database (http://gis.waimatedc.govt.nz/cemeteries/)
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Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald, Ted Hansen
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