(Service number 13199)
|First Rank||Gunner||Last Rank||Gunner|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Orkney, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John Laughton (father), Orkney Islands, Scotland|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||14th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery, No. 4 Howitzer Battery|
|Date||26 June 1916|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Field Artillery|
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 October 1917||Age||32|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||M. 23|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru (as W NAUGHTON); Holm Parish War Memorial, Orkney, Scotland.|
William Laughton was the son of John and Mary Laughton, of Easterbister Holm, Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Passenger List: Name: Mr Wm Laughton, Gender: Male, Age: 21, Birthdate; abt 1885, Departure date: 29 November 1906, Port of Departure: London, England. Destination Port: Lyttelton, New Zealand, Ship Name: Rimutaka, Master: H E Greenwood.
Cenotaph database (October 2014); ancestry.com; canmore.rchms.gov.uk
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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG; Maree Bowen, SC branch NZSG
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