(Service number 55654)

Aliases Tom
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 31 January 1893 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Eliza WILLIAMS (mother), Saint Andrews, 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 Reinforcements G Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Wellington Destination Glasgow, Scotland
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

17 September 1918 admitted to hospital in Egnland, with gunshot wound in right thigh.

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 October 1978 Age 85 yrs
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of James Clemens & Eliza (nee HOCKING) WILLIAMS. Educated at Springbrook & St Andrews (South Canterbury) schools. Named in ballot of April 1917. Married Olive May DREW in 1923. Returned aboard transport No. 204 to Port Chalmers, about 11 January 1919. Died in 1978. Brother William John WILLIAMS (Jack) was killed in action in 1917. 


Cenotaph Database [07 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 7 June 1917, 27 September 1918, 8 January 1919, Press, 18 April 1917, Otago Daily Times, 7 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 March 2014, 20 March 2014]; NZ BDM Indexes (DIA) [07 March 2014]; Family Tree ( [09 March 2014]; NZSG Cemetery Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG microfiche collection) [23 March 2014]; SCRoll web submission by L Richards, 27 October 2018

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