(Service number 6/2545)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Date||18 April 1915||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||G. Black (father), C/- W.G Napier, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Service Medals||British War Medla, 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||14 August 1918||Age||23|
|Place of Death||Bapaume, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas-de-Calais, France|
|Memorial Reference||I. O. 8|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Augustine Church War memorial; Waimate First World War Memorial|
George Black was the son of Mr and Mrs George Black, of Tabletop, Hakataramea.
George's great nephew, J Ware, recounted: "His nephew,Bernard Black told me he was escorting two Germans, who had surrendered, when he was shot by a sniper. George’s name is recorded in The Scottish National War Memorial. This is located in Edinburgh Castle."
Cenotaph Sep 2013; SCRoll web submission from J Ware, 16-20 March 2016
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Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald
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