WILLIAMS, Walter Wilfred
(Service number 3/119A)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 7 Jackson Street, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Fred WILLIAMS, 7 Jackson Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Medical Corps
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Unknown Vessel
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


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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