REES, David Henry
(Service number 55624)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date Unknown Place of Birth Wales, United Kingdom

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Harlau, Salisbury, via Timaru
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Richard Rees(father), Wyle Cop, Llanwnog Caersws, Mont, Wales
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Ruahine
Date 15 August 1917
Embarked From Wellington New Zealand Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, Trench Mortar Battery

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 27 September 1918 Age 29
Place of Death Havrincourt, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Beaconsfield/Otipua War Memorial (as D W Rees, but difficult to read)

Biographical Notes

David Rees was the son of Richard and Mary Rees of Wyle Cop, Llanwnog Caersws, Mont, Wales. Employed by Geo Scott, Salisbury, Timaru, New Zealand. Rees lived in New Zealand for seven years, arrived about 1910.


Cenotaph database (Ocober 2014); Digitised Military Personal Files at Archives NZ

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