(Service number 6/465)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Gibson Street, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||C. GROVES (father), Gibson Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Charles GROVES. From the Territorials, he enrolled and passed the examination on 12 August 1914, in a very lively and busy Drill Shed; he was not one of those rejected because they were over age or under age, insufficiently developed, had no experience, or were over weight (the regulation weight was 12 stone). Son of Charles and Janet (nee ARMAN) GROVES. Brother Richard also served in WWI. One of the first to enlist and leave for the Front.
Cenotaph Database [18 November 2013]; timaru Herald, 13 August 1914 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014]
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