(Service number 47492)

Aliases Battler
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 1 September 1892 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Postal Officer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. WILLIAMS (father), Waimate, South Canterbury
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 26th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, 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 18 October 1973 Age 81 yrs
Place of Death Waimate
Notices Timaru Herald, 19 October 1973
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Joseph & Louisa Ann (nee GAY) WILLIAMS. Brother Ernest WILLIAMS also served in WWI. Brother Thomas Henry WILLIAMS served in the South African War. Alfred & Ernest returned to NZ on Transport 203 in January 1919. Married Ruby Jane SNELL in 1919. Three sons, one daughter. Accorded RSA honours at funeral.


Cenotaph Database [07 March 2014]; NZ BDM Indexes (DIA) [08 March 2014]; Otago Daily Times, 2 January 1919 (Papers Past) [10 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 19 October 1973 (Timaru District Library) [March 2014]; Cemetery Records - headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG microfiche collection) [March 2014]

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