WEDERELL, William Nelson
(Service number 34761)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 5 May 1879 Place of Birth Fairlie Creek, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Saddler
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Child John Nelson WEDERELL born 1900.
Next of Kin Mrs E. G. WEDERELL (wife), 34 Turnbull Street, Timaru
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 20th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport Port Lyttelton
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 May 1927 Age 48 yrs
Place of Death Timaru Hospital, Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 7 May 1927
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Charles & Maria (nee NELSON) WEDERELL. Brother James Percy WEDERELL served in the Australian Forces & died in WWI. Married Edith Grace DUNNILL, 12 May 1900 at St Mary's Church, Timaru.


Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; TDC headstone image, Timaru Cemetery [05 November 2013]. Timaru Herald, 7 May 1927 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]

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