WILLIAMS, Edward Francis
(Service number 47102)

Aliases Ted
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 September 1893 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E. WILLIAMS (mother), Washdyke, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Appeared in Casualty List No. 709, in September 1917. 12 October 1917 wounded. March 1918 reported admitted to hospital (pleurisy). September 1918 in official hospital list - wounded on 28 August 1918 (not severe case).

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Edward & Ellen WILLIAMS, of Washdyke. Educated at Washdyke School. Returned home in Draft 211 per troopship Briton, about 28th January 1919. Brother James Henry WILLIAMS also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [08 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 7 November 1917, 18 March 1918, 11 September 1918, 12 September 1918, 22 January 1919, Otago Daily Times, 6 Novembeer 1917, 11 September 1918 (Papers Past) [08 & 10 March 2014]

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