(Service number 6/810)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Kingsdown, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs H. BUTT, Kingsdown, 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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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Severely wounded 25 April 1915, after landing at Gallipoli.
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William GREY. 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). 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 been severely wounded after landing, April 25.
Cenotaph Database [19 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 30 December 1915 (Papers Past) [11 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 13 August 1914 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014]
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