WAGSTAFF, William Eric
(Service number 71829)
|Aliases||Known as Eric|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||19 June 1897||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Bracken Avenue, Epsom, Auckland|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs Beatrice Wagstaff (mother), Bracken Avenue, Epsom, auckland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||1 July 1965||Age||68 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Purea Crematorium, Auckland|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Eric Wagstaff, known as Eric, 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 Henry Stanley (Stanley) also served.
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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