VOSPER, Wilfred Borlase
(Service number 7/608)

Aliases Tully
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 14 January 1892 Place of Birth Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o G. T. Baker, Albury, New Zealand
Occupation Station hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Reverend John VOSPER, Motueka, Nelson
Religion Church of England
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 Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 July 1922 Age 30 years
Place of Death Nelson
Memorial or Cemetery Motueka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Row 4, Plot 87
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Wilfred Borlase Vosper, born on 14 January 1892 at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, was the son of John and Elizabeth Vosper. ,In 1901 Wilfred started at Johnsonville School, coming from Merriya School in New South Wales. In 1907 he left Johnsonville for the Techical School in Wellington. He had been at Fairlie at least form 1913 and was a station hand there when he left by the train from Fairlie on 12 August 1914 with the 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles men from Fairlie. His fathes then stationed at Motueka, where Wilfred settled after the war. Wilfred married Flora Gair in 1921. He died the following year and was buried in the Motueka Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 May 2020; School Admission record [11 May 2020] ]; Motueka Cemetery record (Tasman District Council) [11 May 2020]; Evening Post, 20 July 1922 (Papers Past) [14 May 2020]

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