NOSTER, William Samuel
(Service number 60979)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E. Noster (mother), Mill Road, Waimate, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 31st Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 November 1917
Transport HMNZT 97 Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Entrenching Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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 5 October 1918 Age 37
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Notices Otago Daily Times, 7 June 1918, page 4.
Memorial or Cemetery Voormezeele enclosure No. 3
Memorial Reference XVl.B.10
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

William Noster was the eldest son of the late Elizabeth and Samuel Noster (late of Mornington, Dunedin) and brother of Frank Noster, Mrs Frank Palmer (Waimate) and Mrs Fred Harley (Featherston).


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2013); Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (

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Maree Bowen, SC branch NZSG

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