WILKES, Oliver George
(Service number 6/2324)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ealing, Canterbury, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth Wilkes (mother), 5 Buchanan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 5th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 13 June 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

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Date 22 January 1917 Age 28
Place of Death Messines, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France
Memorial Reference L. 9.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru South School WW1 Memorial plaque (as G Wilkes?)

Biographical Notes

Oliver Wilkes was the son of William Riley Wilkes and Elizabeth Florence Wilkes, of 5 Buchanan St., Timaru, New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, April 2014

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