(Service number 8/3791)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||30 May 1884||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||20 October 1915||Age||31 yrs 7 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||58 King Ed St, Dunedin|
|Previous Military Experience||Timaru Garrison Band for 18 months|
|Marital Status||Married. Married Mary Jane WILSON, 28 March 1907 at Timaru. Children - Matilda Margaret WILLIAMS, born 23 February 1908 at Timaru. William James WILLIAMS born 26 December 1910.|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary J. WILLIAMS (wife), 58 King Edward Street, South Dunedin; later of 39 Nelson Street, South Dunedin.|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 10 in. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Hair dark brown. Sight 6/6 both eyes. Hearing & colour vision good. free from hernia, variocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. Amputation of small toe.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||16 October 1917||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
October 1916 reported wounded in France.
Labourer; railway employee
|Date||6 December 1949||Age||65 yrs|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Block 165, Plot 124|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Walter & Susan (nee FISHER) WILLIAMS. When he enlisted he was a labourer for the Christchurch Meat Coy in Timaru. Served abroad for 1 year & 231 days, at home for 131 days. Brother Nathan WILLIAMS also served in WWI.
Cenotaph Database [08 March 2014]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5557 0123063 [12 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 30 October 1916 (Papers Past) [07 March 2014]; Dunedin City Council Cemeteries Burials Database (Andersons Bay Cemetery) [March 2014]
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