WILLIAMS, Roland Sinclair
(Service number 32412)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||12 June 1896||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss E. M. WILLIAMS (sister), care of T. WILLIAMS, Tinwald, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Military Medal (MM) - for gallantry during the severe fighting in May 1918
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gassed on one occasion and slightly on another (prior to August 1918).
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Roland Sinclair WILLIAMS was a son of Edward and Fanny (nee HAYMAN) WILLIAMS. When he enlisted, Roland was living at Pleasant Point where he was engaged in farm work. He was employed for some time with Mr J. Norton of Prospect Farmer, by whome he was highly respected.
Cenotaph Database [11 April 2014]; Timaru Herald, 7 August 1918 (Papers Past) [11 April 2014]
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