MENZIES, William Barnet
(Service number 7/92)
|First Rank||Lieutenant||Last Rank||Second Lieutenant|
|Date||19 June 1892||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John Menzies (father), Coronation Street, Waimate, New Zealand|
|Served with||Canterbury Mounted Rifles||Served in||Egypt|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
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||9 August 1916||Age||24|
|Place of Death||Egypt|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|Memorial Reference||A. 86|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial|
William Menzies was the son of John and Jessie Menzies of Waituna, New Zealand.
Billy was killed in action on 9th August 1916 while serving in Egypt with the Cantebury Mounted Rifles, 1st Expeditionary Force, and was buried on the battlefield. His remains were later removed to the Kantara Cemetery and buried on 9 January 1918 where fifteen other New Zealand mounted soldiers, who fell in action in Egypt in the same war, are also commemorated.
http://www.findagrave.com. # 18399912 (15 August 2013); Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (August 2013)
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Cynthia McCaughan; Paula Wells, SC branch NZSG
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