(Service number 7/734)

Aliases Also Nathaniel
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Lance-corporal


Date 21 October 1873 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hatton Street, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Susan WILLIAMS (mother), Hatton Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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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 24 August 1945 Age 71 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 2G RSA, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Walter & Susan (nee FISHER) WILLIAMS. Educated at Timaru Main School. Returned to New Zealand from the front & arrived in Timaru by train on 15th October 1917. Married Nora Angelina BROSNAHAN in 1919. Also served in the South African War, one of many South Cantabrians to do so. Brother William WILLIAMS also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [08 March 2014]; NZ BDM Indexes (DIA) [08 March 2014]; Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database (Bromley Cemetery) [10 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 16 October 1917 (Papers Past) [07 March 2014]

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