PETERSON, William Cuthbert
(Service number 7/1885)

Aliases Billy
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Sergeant


Date 26 June 1894 Place of Birth Dunedin, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 1 Waverley Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Occupation Station packer
Previous Military Experience 4th Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Ada Masters (sister), Public Trust Office, Wellington, New Zealand
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt 1915, 1916; Western European 1916, 1917
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal (1914-1920); Victory Medal
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 30 November 1917 Age
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference IXA. H.8
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

William Cuthbert Peterson was the second son and second youngest of six children born to John Anton Peterson (born Johan Anton Persson immigrated to New Zealand from Sweden at age 26 years), and Ada Isabel Peterson (nee Longhurst, born in Walthanstow, England and emigrated with her parents to New Zealand).


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [6 Dec 2013]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20800975

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