MENZIES, William Barnet
(Service number 7/92)

First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 19 June 1892 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age 22
Address at Enlistment Waimate, New Zealand
Occupation Grain Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John Menzies (father), Coronation Street, Waimate, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Egypt
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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.

Sources # 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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