TIDMARSH, William James
(Service number 73532)

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Date 9 April 1885 Place of Birth Wall, Truro, Cornwall, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waitohi Flat, Temuka
Occupation Cook
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. DONNITHORN (aunt), Waitohi Flat, Temuka
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Date 15 September 1942 Age 57 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 175, Plot 791
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William James Tidmarsh was the eldest of the family of Abel and Amelia Ann (née Stribley) Tidmarsh. Shortley after his birth the family moved to London where William went to school. He was still at home with his family in London in 1911, employed as a manservant. He came to New Zealand about 1913-1914, by which time his mother had died. Along with W. Donnithorne, William enlisted at Temuka in May 1916. When he was drawn in the ballot in April 1917 he was a cook residing with W. Donnithorne, Waitohi Flat. He had been rejected as unfit for military service on account of flat foot. He served with the canteen staff.


Timaru Herald, 23 May 1916, 18 April 1917, 14 January 1918, Star, 17 April 1917 (Papers Past)

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