WILLIAMS, Walter Wilfred
(Service number 3/119A)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||7 Jackson Street, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Fred WILLIAMS, 7 Jackson Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Medical Corps|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Walter Wilfred WILLIAMS was a son of Fred and Cecilia WILLIAMS. His brother, Reginald WILLIAMS, also served in WWI. On 17 August 1914 as a member of the 6th Mounted Field Ambulance he left for the concentration camp at Christchurch, after a very enthusiastic send-off, being wished God speed and a safe return, and the playing of the National Anthem.
The 1913 Timaru Technical School roll book lists a Walter Wilfred Williams of Woolcombe Street. Aged 18, his occupation was given as "painters apprentice".
Cenotaph Database [14 August 2014]; Timaru Herald, 18 August 1914 (Papers Past) [02 September 2014] ]; Timaru Technical School Admission and Withdrawal rolls (SCRoll website submission from J James, Mountainview High School, 23 March 2015)
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