BALLAGH, William John
(Service number 6/3986)

Aliases William John Lambie
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs G. E. HAMPTON (sister), Leeston
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 10th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
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

Post-war Occupations

Farm labourer


Date 27 May 1949 Age 66 yrs
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 28 May 1949
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 106, Plot 8
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William was named at the Kingsdown School's picnic and prize day in December 1915, since he had enlisted from Kingsdown. Mr Craigie, M.P. referred to the Great War as "the most momentous war of all history" and noted that Kingsdown, in proportion to its population, had nobly done its share in sending men. William had come to South Canterbury by 1905. Both before an dafter he worked as a farm labourer at Kingsdown and other local districts (Hunter, Tycho).


Cenotaph Database [19 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 30 December 1915 (Papers Past) [11 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 28 May 1949 (Timaru District Library) [22 August 2014]; Headstone image Timaru Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [20 August 2014]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [23 August 2014]

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