PRIEST, Roy Simpson
(Service number 7/103)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Captain


Date 12 July 1890 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Woodbury, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W. Priest (father), Timaru, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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, Canterbury, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)

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 19 April 1917 Age
Place of Death Palestine
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Memorial Reference Panel 1.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine Church Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial (as Capt. R Priest); Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library); Woodbury War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Roy Priest was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Priest, of Timaru, New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [3 Jan 2014]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20803003; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R7880867

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