WAGSTAFF, Henry Stanley
(Service number 14027)

Aliases Known as Stanley
First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank


Date 8 February 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Thomas WAGSTAFF (father), Epsom, Auckland
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Stanley Wagstaff, known as Stanley, was one of four sons of Thomas and Beatrice Mary Wagstaff who enlisted for World War One. The family was originally of Timaru where the boys were all born and educated. His brother Arthur served with the Australian Forces and was killed in action on 29 April 1915 at Gallipoli. Another brother Thomas Reginald (Reg) served with the Black Watch and died on 25 September 1915 in France. And brother William Eric (Eric) also enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 January 2017]; Timaru Herald, 19 November 1917 (Papers Past) [19 December 2017]

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