WILLIAMS, Cecil Horatio Child
(Service number 3. R/10182)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 8 December 1885 Place of Birth Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Suva, Fiji, Pacific Islands
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr T. WILLIAMS, Wanganui
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Fijian Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Fiji Defence Force. England Forces
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 1st Fiji Contingent. King's Royal Rifle Regiment
Date 17 March 1915
Embarked From England Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With King's Royal Rifle Corps, 4th Battalion

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 April 1915 Age 28 yrs
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium (France)
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference Panel 51 and 53
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Youngest son of Thomas & Fanny Ann (nee GOODMAN) WILLIAMS, of Wanganui. Educated at Oamaru North, Matarawa Fordell Wanganui & Mars Hill Wanganui schools & Wanganui Boys' Collegiate.Went to Fiji in about 1907; enlisted in 1914 in the Fiji Islands. Went early 1915 directly to England; joined King's Royal Rifle Regiment. Keen interest in sport. Spent a short time in Cook and Co.'s office, Wanganui. Very high casualty rate in the contingent of 56 men who went from Fiji to England to the Western Front.


Cenotaph Database [25 February 2014]; CWGC [25 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 25 May 1915, Oamaru Mail, 22 May 1915, Otago Daily Times, 27 May 1915, 11 June 1915, Wanganui Chronicle, 21 May 1915, Press, 22 May 1915, 24 June 1915, Auckland Star, 24 June 1915 (Papers Past) [26 February 2014]; British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum ( [25 February 2014]

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