WILLIAMS, Herbert Ralph
(Service number 29201)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 27 February 1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J, A, WILLIAMS (mother), Beverley Road, Timaru
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 19th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 July 1954 Age 60 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 59, Plot 1492
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of John Alexander & Eleanor (nee HAMBLETON) WILLIAMS. Married Gertrude Margaret HANNA in 1919. Educated at George Street School, Dunedin, & Waimataitai School, Timaru. Brother Leslie John WILLIAMS died in WWI. Herbert was in camp ready to leave for overseas service when his brother Leslie was killed in action.


Cenotaph Database [07 March 2014]; TDC headstone image (Timaru Cemetery) [07 March 2014]

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